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Craven County Genealogy

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Craven County was created in 1705 as the Archdale Precinct of Bath County. The name was changed in 1712 in honor of one of the Lords Proprietors of the Colony, William Lord Craven. New Bern is the County seat of Craven County. New Bern was the first capital of the state of North Carolina (until 1794) after serving as capital of the colony of North Carolina. Tryon Palace was completed in New Bern in 1770 and a reconstruction is open today as a tourist attraction and historic site.

The Battle of New Bern during the Civil War took place here leading to the capture and holding of the town by Union Troops. New Bern is also the home of Pepsi Cola. It was here in the late 1800s that Caleb Bradham (a pharmacist in New Bern) invented the soft drink we know as Pepsi Cola. New Bern is at the conjunction of the Trent and Neuse Rivers.

Craven County NCGenweb site

Craven County Genealogical Society
1207 Forest Drive (Street Address)
Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.
P.O. Box 1344 (Mailing)
New Bern NC 28563-1344

Eastern NC Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 395
New Bern, NC 28563

New Bern Historical Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 119
New Bern, NC 28536

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Craven County Courthouse
406 Craven Street
County Courthouse
New Bern, NC 28560

Craven County Register of Deeds
226 Pollock St
New Bern NC 28560
Phone: (252) 636-6617
Fax: (252) 636-1937
E-mail: regdeeds@cravencounty.com

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – Newburn district

Tax Records

1719 Craven County Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Craven County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Craven County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Craven County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Craven County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

norman rowe on “wards in craven co”

I am looking for eli and nancy ward who may have lived in craven co 1800 to 1820.




carolynbozeman on “Simon Hall”

any information on this family


Craven County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Craven County

Bridgeton
Cherry Point
Cherry Point Marine Corps Airbase
Cove City
Dover
Ernul
Fort Barnwell
Havelock
MCAS Cherry Point
Neuse Forest
New Bern (County Seat)
Trent Woods
Vanceboro

News related to Craven County, NC

“craven county” nc – Google News

One killed in Craven County rollover – WNCT

One killed in Craven County rollover
WNCT
43 year old Win Bo of New Bern was operating a 2002 Nissan Quest traveling westbound when it veered left in the median and overturned several times, ejecting the passenger. 48 year old Thein Zaw, also of New Bern, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Monette holds on to sheriff’s seat in Craven County pending provisional ballots – WNCT


WNCT
Monette holds on to sheriff's seat in Craven County pending provisional ballots
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – In Craven County, the big race everyone was talking about is the sheriff's race between Democratic incumbent Jerry Monette and Republican Chip Hughes. It was a roller coaster night of emotions for Sheriff Jerry Monette and his family
Elections Director: Craven Co. sheriff's race "up-in-the-air"WCTI12.com

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Election Day wraps up across North Carolina – WNCT

Election Day wraps up across North Carolina
WNCT
Craven County had a couple of commissioner races. A tight race for Jason Jones in District 2 still had him come out on top. Havelock has a new face tonight for the board. Republican George Liner joins the commissioners. And Republican Steve Tyson takes …




Elections: Sheriff’s race most expensive in Craven – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
Elections: Sheriff's race most expensive in Craven
New Bern Sun Journal
According to Craven County Board of Elections campaign finance reports, the sheriff's race was the most expensive in the county. Chip Hughes, a former N.C. Highway Patrolman, running against incumbent Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette, spent the …




A closer look inside the race for Craven County Sheriff – WCTI12.com

A closer look inside the race for Craven County Sheriff
WCTI12.com
In the race for Craven County Sheriff, incumbent, Sheriff Jerry Monette has held the job since 1994. Challenger, Chip Hughes is a military veteran, has been a police officer, deputy, and spent much of his career, 14 years, with the NC State Highway

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NC counties to conduct recounts for Supreme Court seat – New Bern Sun Journal

NC counties to conduct recounts for Supreme Court seat
New Bern Sun Journal
Craven County has 26 precincts plus absentee One-Stop and by-mail ballots and provisional ballots to count. Elections Director Meloni Wray said the Craven recount will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The ballots will be fed into machines in the Board of …

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