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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

College students to build Craven County’s 59th Habitat house – WNCT

College students to build Craven County's 59th Habitat house
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – New Bern is taking part in Habitat for Humanity's collegiate challenge for the 13th year. Students from five colleges will head to New Bern for the next several weeks to help build a new house. This week, students from the University

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Craven County arrests and citations for March 3 – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County arrests and citations for March 3
New Bern Sun Journal
Kayla Rae Perez Dejesus, 23, 3355 River Road, Washington, N.C., Feb. 26, driving while license revoked, speeding. Officer: T.S. Johnson Jr. Jermone Mitchell Turnage, 56, 104 E. Soundside Road, Nags Head, Feb. 26, soliciting or begging for money




Craven County arrests and citations for Feb. 6 – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County arrests and citations for Feb. 6
New Bern Sun Journal
Cedric Somme, 30, D-30 Craven Terrace, Feb. 3, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Officer: A.B. Sneeden. Rod Arnold Porter, 57, 312 VFW LTBA Road 13. Swansboro, Feb. 3, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.




Man charged with murder after fight at NC home leads to death – WXII The Triad


WXII The Triad
Man charged with murder after fight at NC home leads to death
WXII The Triad
The Craven County Sheriff's Department tells area media outlets that 21-year-old Brodrick Lewis faces charges in the death of 21-year-old Dalton Campbell Jr. of Vanceboro. Capt. Joe Heckman said Lewis and Campbell got into a fight at a home on Feb. 26.
Man charged with murder after fight at a home leads to deathThe State
Vanceboro man could face death penaltyWCTI12.com

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State’s top auditor has Craven County roots – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
State's top auditor has Craven County roots
New Bern Sun Journal
Second-term State Auditor Beth Wood of Cove City was in her home county Thursday, talking to the New Bern Breakfast Rotary about keeping accurate track of North Carolina taxpayers' money. Later, at the Sun Journal, she talked further about a …




School board asks for more redistricting revisions – New Bern Sun Journal

School board asks for more redistricting revisions
New Bern Sun Journal
The laborious process of redrawing zones to balance school capacity with demand continued Tuesday as Board of Education members held a three-hour meeting, focusing on several population segments in Craven County. Tuesday's meeting focused on the latest


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