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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

Gov. McCrory visits Craven County – WCTI12.com

Gov. McCrory visits Craven County
WCTI12.com
The Republican governor met with the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission at 2:45 p.m. at MCAS Cherry Point in Havelock. The Governor created the commission in August 2013 to help address issues of need at military bases. The governor and …

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Fish kill reported on Neuse River in Craven County – News & Observer

Fish kill reported on Neuse River in Craven County
News & Observer
NEW BERN, N.C. — Tens of thousands of dead menhaden have washed ashore along the Neuse River in Craven County. Area media outlets report Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Travis Graves says the fish have washed ashore at Flanners Beach. Graves …

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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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Craven County arrests and citations for Sept. 16 – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County arrests and citations for Sept. 16
New Bern Sun Journal
Harvey Lee Credle, 59, 13897 N.C. 55 Bayboro, Sept. 11, shoplifting/concealment of goods, larceny by defeating anti-theft device. Officer: K. Hurley. Maxton Ray Boskey Sr., 61, 2401 Griffin Ave., Apt. D, Sept. 10, larceny by employee. Officer: A. Williams.




Sept. 18 designated ‘Luke P. Martin Jr. Day’ in Craven County – New Bern Sun Journal

Sept. 18 designated 'Luke P. Martin Jr. Day' in Craven County
New Bern Sun Journal
Sept. 18, 2014, will be Luke P. Martin Jr. Day in Craven County to honor a 97-year-old local man who is the son of one of the state's first escaped slaves to enlist in the Union Army's 1st N.C. Colored Volunteers. The Craven County Board of




Emergency loans available to area farmers – Insurance News Net

Emergency loans available to area farmers
Insurance News Net
Still, at an estimated $77 billion annually, agriculture remains North Carolina's and one of Craven County's biggest businesses. Carroll said that in Craven County , the about 2,600 acres planted "tobacco leads farm sales with an estimated $10 million

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