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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

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Teen driver charged in fiery crash on Highway 43 in Craven County – WITN


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Teen driver charged in fiery crash on Highway 43 in Craven County
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Charges have been filed against a teen driver in a fiery crash that closed down a heavily traveled highway in Craven County. State troopers say Shaundre Mims, 17, of Vanceboro, was going south on Highway 43 when his …
Wreck on Hwy. 43 in Craven County involves log truck, SUVWCTI12.com

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UPDATE: Truck driver killed in US 17 crash in Craven County identified – WITN


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UPDATE: Truck driver killed in US 17 crash in Craven County identified
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – The truck driver killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Jason Price, 23, of Wilson. PREVIOUS STORY: A driver was killed after his box truck ran off U.S. 17 this afternoon in Craven County. The accident …
Single-vehicle accident in Craven County results in death of driverWCTI12.com

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NC Deputy Describes Rescuing Pets From Kennel Fire – Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

NC Deputy Describes Rescuing Pets From Kennel Fire
Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
May 15–Sgt. Buddy Clements remembers it as "one of the most horrendous" calls he's ever answered, but a lot of people owe their pets' lives to the quick action of this Craven County sheriff's deputy and two other first responders. Clements was the




Multiple Animals Killed After Kennel Fire in Craven County – TWC News


TWC News
Multiple Animals Killed After Kennel Fire in Craven County
TWC News
David and Rosie Smith had their pet staying at Lynaire Kennels and Crematory in Craven County while they were out of town for the weekend. "Dropped her off on Saturday morning. We were going to Charlotte to be with family for Mother's Day weekend, got …
NEW DETAILS: Investigators looking for cause of Craven County kennel fire that killed 25 dogsWITN
Fire reported at animal kennel in New BernWCTI12.com
Pets perish in fire at Lynaire Kennels in New BernStarNewsOnline.com
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Victim shot during Craven County home invasion – WITN


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Victim shot during Craven County home invasion
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CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Deputies say a victim was shot during a violent home invasion late Wednesday night. Craven County Captain John Whitfield says 57-year-old Michael Weiss was shot in the arm, and also has a leg injury. Whitfield says they …
Victim in good condition after home invasion in VanceboroWNCT
Person shot during home invasion in VanceboroWCTI12.com

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Craven County superintendent leaves for same job in Wilson County – WITN


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Craven County superintendent leaves for same job in Wilson County
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A local school system is saying goodbye to its superintendent of four years. The Craven County Board of Education announced Sunday that Dr. Lane Mills has received and accepted an offer from the Wilson County Board of …


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