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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

Craven County Rivals Face Tough Openers Friday Night – WNCT

Craven County Rivals Face Tough Openers Friday Night
WNCT
Craven County rivals Havelock and New Bern are the top two ranked teams in our Touchdown Friday Top 9. Both teams also face tough opening night assignments on Friday night. Top ranked Havelock is at home against a very good Washington team.

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Dollar General again to expand its presence in Craven County – New Bern Sun Journal

Dollar General again to expand its presence in Craven County
New Bern Sun Journal
The Craven County Planning Department received a preliminary plat plan on Aug. 1 with drawings for a proposed new store east of Havelock near the intersection of N.C. 101 and Adams Creek Road. The proposed 9,400-square-foot building on 1.6 acres of …

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As days shorten, our series of NC’s Best-Kept Secrets comes to an end – News & Observer


News & Observer
As days shorten, our series of NC's Best-Kept Secrets comes to an end
News & Observer
For lovers of model railroading, this might be the perfect time to join a group of Craven County train enthusiasts who have recreated local landmarks and rail lines in small scale. On the banks of an old mill pond in Lenoir County, the evergreens are

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Candidates, election officials begin sprint to the finish line – New Bern Sun Journal

Candidates, election officials begin sprint to the finish line
New Bern Sun Journal
Although there are sample ballots printed already for Craven County Elections Director Meloni Wray and her staff to proof, she said Friday the N.C. State Board of Elections has advised that “as of last Wednesday, there will be some changes and

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Local stars continue to shine on Saturday’s – WNCT

Local stars continue to shine on Saturday's
WNCT
GREENVILLE, N.C. – I would argue we live in one of the best places to cover football. At the high … This year it started with Pharoh Cooper's (Havelock) touchdown catch for South Carolina, but a different Craven County legend got in on the action




Craven asked to designate Sept. 18 as ‘Luke P. Martin Jr. Day’ – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven asked to designate Sept. 18 as 'Luke P. Martin Jr. Day'
New Bern Sun Journal
18 as Luke P. Martin Jr. Day to honor a man who is the surviving son of one of the first men to enlist in the First North Carolina Colored Volunteers of the Union Army during the Civil War. The day would coincide with a date chosen in his honor by


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