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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

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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

Plight of abandoned dogs previously rescued in Craven County – WITN

Plight of abandoned dogs previously rescued in Craven County  WITN

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – The NC Agriculture Animal Welfare Division is investigating complaints from a kennel in the east that alleges a Charlotte based …




Roundup results in 17 arrested in Craven County – WCTI12.com

Roundup results in 17 arrested in Craven County  WCTI12.com

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 17 people on a variety of charges. The arrests were carried out on May 30 and involved the Craven …




New Bern man sentenced to 35 years in prison for multi-year drug conspiracy – WCTI12.com

New Bern man sentenced to 35 years in prison for multi-year drug conspiracy  WCTI12.com

A New Bern man who pleaded guilty to a multi-year-heroin and marijuana conspiracy in Nov. 2018 was sentenced to prison on Thursday. 34-year-old Calvin …




Deputies find missing Vanceboro woman – WITN

Deputies find missing Vanceboro woman  WITN

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Craven County deputies have found a missing woman this afternoon. Tiffany Paxson was last seen Sunday night in Vanceboro.




Road work closes US 70 ramps in Craven County – WITN

Road work closes US 70 ramps in Craven County  WITN

The eastbound entrance and exit ramps at N.C. 41 and U.S. 70 in Craven County will be closed Thursday and Friday.




Man wanted on stolen vehicle charge arrested after leading police on chase – WITN

Man wanted on stolen vehicle charge arrested after leading police on chase  WITN

They tried to pull him over near Jonestown Road and Old Mill Road in Dover Tuesday night when he led them on a chase down Highway 55.


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