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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

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Fiery crash closes down eastbound U.S. 70 in Craven County – WITN – WITN


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Fiery crash closes down eastbound U.S. 70 in Craven County – WITN
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A fiery crash this afternoon shut down eastbound lanes of U.S. 70 in Craven County after witnesses say a driver stopped her …

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Craven County issues new school bus procedure – WITN


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Craven County issues new school bus procedure
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – School is getting ready to start for a lot of counties in Eastern Carolina and one school system is making a big change to how your kids get on and off the bus this year in order to better ensure their safety. Everyday




Tennessee construction worker buys $1 million lotto ticket in Craven County – WITN


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Tennessee construction worker buys $1 million lotto ticket in Craven County
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A Tennessee construction worker struck it rich when he stopped into an Eastern Carolina convenience store and bought a lottery ticket. For Charles Rollins, of Whitwell , Tennessee, that was a $1 million visit. Rollins bought …

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NEW INFO: One person killed in head-on crash between a FedEx truck and pickup – WITN


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NEW INFO: One person killed in head-on crash between a FedEx truck and pickup
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Troopers say there will be no charges brought in an accident Friday afternoon that killed a Vanceboro man. The crash happened on U.S.17 north of Bridgeton and involved a pickup and FedEx truck. The Highway Patrol says …




Troopers identify man killed in Friday crash in Craven County – WCTI12.com


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Troopers identify man killed in Friday crash in Craven County
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BRIDGETON, Craven County – State troopers have identified the man killed in a head-on crash in Craven County Friday evening. Trooper Onofrio tells NewsChannel12 Jeffrey Byron Erdman, 40, died at the scene. The deadly crash happened near Bridgeton …




Craven County Animal Shelter Needs Help to Renew License – TWC News

Craven County Animal Shelter Needs Help to Renew License
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CRAVEN COUNTY — An animal shelter in Craven County is asking for help in order to renew its license. Recently Colonial Capital Humane Society was ordered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to cease operation due to failing state …


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