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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 man charged with trafficking heroin – WITN


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Craven County man charged with trafficking heroin
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A man suspected of trafficking heroin is behind bars Wednesday morning. The Craven County Drug Unit arrested Vanceboro native Michael Tripp on Sunday following an investigation into illegal drug use in the Craven …

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Craven County Arrests – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County Arrests
New Bern Sun Journal
Donnie Ray Farmer, 49, 90 Hawkins Drive, Washington, N.C., Sept. 10, driving while impaired. Trooper: N. Stoneroad. Law Nay, 44, 212 Fox Chase Village, Sept. 10, driving while impaired. Trooper: N. Stoneroad. Terrance Barber, 34, 907 Fort Totten Drive, …

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Woman deputies say shot husband in Havelock makes 1st court appearance – WNCT


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Woman deputies say shot husband in Havelock makes 1st court appearance
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HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) — The woman Craven County deputies said shot and killed her husband and took off in a four-wheeler went before a judge for the first time Thursday. The Sheriff's Office was called to the 300 block of Godette School Road around …
No bond for woman accused of killing husband & making getaway on 4-wheelerWITN
Wife charged with killing husband outside HavelockNew Bern Sun Journal

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Craven County man jailed on drug charges – WITN


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Craven County man jailed on drug charges
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina man is being held on a half-million dollar bond for charges of trafficking heroin. The Craven County Sheriff's Office arrested Milton "RED" Lancaster, 52, in Vanceboro on August 25. He's charged with …
Vanceboro woman arrested after stabbing incidentWCTI12.com
Vanceboro woman deputies say stabbed victim multiple times arrestedWNCT

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Flooding on bridge causing bus delays in Craven County – WNCT


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Flooding on bridge causing bus delays in Craven County
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Craven County Schools says flooding has caused delays to some of its bus routes. According to the school system's Facebook page bus routes had to be re-routed over reports of flooding on the bridge at National Avenue in New …

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Planting depth critical for new trees – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
Planting depth critical for new trees
New Bern Sun Journal
Fall through winter is a great time for buying and planting new trees and shrubs in Eastern North Carolina, and many of you will be visiting garden centers for that purpose in the weeks ahead. … The hours for Craven County will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m

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