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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

School Redistricting Plan Approved in Craven County – TWC News


TWC News
School Redistricting Plan Approved in Craven County
TWC News
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Thousands of Craven County students could be going to different schools in the 2015-2016 school year. The Craven County Board of Education voted unanimously on the redistricting plan on Thursday. The plan has been three …

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Two arrested in Craven County drug bust – WITN


WITN
Two arrested in Craven County drug bust
WITN
The team, consisting of multiple law enforcement agencies in Craven County, served a warrant Friday at 45 Morning Star Drive. Authorities found 20 grams of marijuana, 12 bindles of heroin, and $5,962 dollars. A firearm was also recovered. Kevin Cooper
"CNET" arrests two on drug charges in New BernWCTI12.com

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Mother charged with DWI in NC wreck that killed 9-year-old daughter – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
Mother charged with DWI in NC wreck that killed 9-year-old daughter
myfox8.com
NEW BERN, N.C. — A mother has been charged with DWI in connection to a crash that killed her 9-year-old daughter in North Carolina. WCTI reported that 41-year-old Billie Joe Ellis faces charges after the fatal crash Sunday morning in Craven County.
Classmates, community come to grips with girl's deathNew Bern Sun Journal
Somber return to Havelock school where crash victim attendedHavelock News

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North Carolina homeowner shoots burglar trying to break into home – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
North Carolina homeowner shoots burglar trying to break into home
myfox8.com
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina homeowner shot an alleged burglar who was trying to break in, according to WCTI. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Craven County after the homeowner and the alleged burglar got into a scuffle, …




ECONOMY: Craven January jobless rate up over December – New Bern Sun Journal

ECONOMY: Craven January jobless rate up over December
New Bern Sun Journal
Unemployment in Craven County was down in January compared to the same time last year, but increased compared to December, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. Preliminary unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) were released …

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Officials: Craven Co. service member on ISIS hit list – WCTI12.com


WCTI12.com
Officials: Craven Co. service member on ISIS hit list
WCTI12.com
A hit list put out by a group claiming ISIS affiliation called the "Islamic State Hacking Divison," has targeted 100 service members across the nation including one in Craven County. A Craven County Sheriff's Office spokesperson confirms the CCSO was


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