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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 schools consider redistricting timeline Thursday – WNCT


Havelock News
Craven County schools consider redistricting timeline Thursday
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – The Craven County School system is considering redistricting which could affect thousands of students. The proposal is designed to relieve overcrowding at some of its schools. Administrators said they're receiving mixed reactions to
Craven begins look at school redistrictingHavelock News

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Craven County students making Valentine’s cards to benefit arts – WNCT


WNCT
Craven County students making Valentine's cards to benefit arts
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C.Craven County School students are making valentine's cards to benefit their arts programs. Kids from all grade levels hand-made cards being sold at Carolina Creations. The cards cost only $3, and the money goes back into art programs …

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Craven County NAACP hosts deadly force forum – WNCT

Craven County NAACP hosts deadly force forum
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – The Craven County Branch of the NAACP hosted a forum on police use of deadly force Monday night. District Attorney Scott Thomas, Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette, and New Bern Police Chief Toussaint Summers led the panel …




Driver charged after Craven County pedestrian struck, killed – WNCT


WITN
Driver charged after Craven County pedestrian struck, killed
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – There are new details in a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Craven County. Troopers charged the driver involved, 40 year old Gregory Williams, with DWI. They said Williams hit 72 year old David McKeon, Sr. as he crossed the road.
Man charged with DWI after pedestrian fatality in Craven CountyWITN
Pedestrian dies after being struck on service road; driver chargedNew Bern Sun Journal

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Craven County Health Department offering free radon kits – WNCT

Craven County Health Department offering free radon kits
WNCT
“Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that we are unable to taste,” said Elizabeth Junak, public information officer for The Craven County Health Department. “It is a cancer-causing agent. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States."

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New Details: Victim identified in fatal Craven Co. crash – WNCT


WITN
New Details: Victim identified in fatal Craven Co. crash
WNCT
One person was killed when a car ran off the road early Wednesday morning in Craven County. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says they received a call that a 2003 Mercedes Benz passenger vehicle traveling south west on Riverside Road ran off …
NEW INFO: Vanceboro man killed after car crashed into canalWITN
Victim who died when car flipped into water is identifiedWCTI12.com
Vanceboro man dies after car crashes into canalNew Bern Sun Journal

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