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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

Large gator on the loose captured in Craven Co. neighborhood – WCTI12.com


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Large gator on the loose captured in Craven Co. neighborhood
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RIVERDALE COMMUNITY, Craven County – A four-legged creature not used to being in a neighborhood made for some interesting moments for residents in one part of Craven County. A rather large alligator was roaming parts of the Riverdale neighborhood …




UPDATE: Vigil planned for 11-year-old killed in Craven County – WITN – WITN


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UPDATE: Vigil planned for 11-year-old killed in Craven County – WITN
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A vigil in New Bern has been planned for 11-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Craven County. Family and friends will …
New Bern teen charged with murder of 11-year-old girl appears in courtWNCT
16-year-old accused of killing pre-teen girlWCTI12.com
11-year-old shot to death, teen faces felony murder chargeNew Bern Sun Journal
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Mother of 11-year-old shot and killed in Craven County speaks out – WNCT


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Mother of 11-year-old shot and killed in Craven County speaks out
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) — After 16-year old Justin Johnson was charged with shooting and killing 11-year-old Hailey Joyner, the family is speaking out and remembering the girl they lost. Her favorite color was pink, she loved to dance, and her …
Family of murdered 11-year-old speaks out on loss, regretWCTI12.com

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New food pantry opens in Craven County – WCTI12.com


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New food pantry opens in Craven County
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NEW BERN, Craven County – A new food pantry had an official launch last weekend for residents who need the service. The Feed … Feed Craven is one in a network of food banks tied to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. To find out how …




Stolen? Go-cart with diamond plated fenders found in Craven County – WITN


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Stolen? Go-cart with diamond plated fenders found in Craven County
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They also seized a Carbide 155cc go-cart with the custom diamond plated fenders that deputies believed was possibly stolen from the Lenoir or Green County areas. If anyone knows who owns the go-cart, they should call the Craven County Sheriff's Office

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New Craven County food pantry aims to help thousands – TWC News


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New Craven County food pantry aims to help thousands
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — The Craven County community is welcoming a brand new food pantry with open arms. “Feed Craven” is now distributing food throughout the county to anyone who needs a little extra help. The outreach provides everything from …


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