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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

One person injured in Craven County accident – WNCT

One person injured in Craven County accident
WNCT
NEW BERN, N.C. – One person is injured after a Saturday morning crash in New Bern. It happened on Brices Creek Road near Duck's Way, in Craven County just before 9:00 a.m.. According to Highway Patrol, the vehicle struck a pole and the person inside …




Craven County sees economic stimulus with Minges expansion – WNCT

Craven County sees economic stimulus with Minges expansion
WNCT
"We think there's opportunities for growth in Craven County, and we want to be a part of it," Jeff Minges, company president and CEO, said. "Anything we can do to help stimulate it, we will. We think job creation is one that will do that." Timothy
Craven approves Minges' bid for lot; new facility comingNew Bern Sun Journal

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Craven County arrests and citations for July 12 – New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County arrests and citations for July 12
New Bern Sun Journal
Roderick Pascual Staten, 33, 1500 N.C. 101 Lot 21, Havelock, July 8, driving while license revoked. Officer: D.M. Davis. Megan Elizabeth May, 23, 139 Hubert Blvd. Lot 86, Hubert, July 7, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer: J.J. Casassa.

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Legislators support bill that makes investigations confidential – New Bern Sun Journal

Legislators support bill that makes investigations confidential
New Bern Sun Journal
The N.C. Farm Act of 2014, a bill opposed by some environmental groups, successfully passed through the House Finance Committee in Raleigh on Wednesday and, if the bill passes a probable concurrence vote Thursday it will most likely become law.

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School district unveils new retirement savings plan for educators – New Bern Sun Journal

School district unveils new retirement savings plan for educators
New Bern Sun Journal
N.C. State Treasurer Janet Cowell met with employees and leaders of the Craven County Schools Monday to thank them for being the first system in the state to sign up for a new retirement savings program, which is North Carolina's only state-sponsored …




NCDOT begins work on Neuse Blvd. – WNCT

NCDOT begins work on Neuse Blvd.
WNCT
N.C. Dept. of Transportation. Precautions are in place to keep routes open for ambulances, closing only one at a time. Crews are working closely with Craven County emergency response to make sure everyone is able to get to their destination safely.

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