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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 home invasion victim in good condition – WNCT


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Craven County home invasion victim in good condition
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — The Craven County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday night shooting on the 300 block of Lynchfield Drive. They said the homeowner was shot during this home invasion. Captain John Whitfield said they were called out to …

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Craven Co. official: Man found dead after fall at Green Springs – WCTI12.com


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Craven Co. official: Man found dead after fall at Green Springs
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He was at Green Springs Tuesday when a friend saw him walking on ropes that span between wooden structures at the park and then fall, according to Craven County Emergency Services director Stanley Kite. "Friends and associates-that were out there with …
Craven Co: Man dies after jumping from a rope into the Neuse RiverWNCT
Young NC man dies at popular water attractionWNCN
Beaufort man dies at Green Springs water parkJacksonville Daily News

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Upgrades announced for Craven County Animal Shelter – WNCT


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Upgrades announced for Craven County Animal Shelter
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Craven County officials are getting the ball rolling on repairing the local animal shelter. Earlier this week, commissioners approved $100,000 of existing funds to be used. County spokeswoman Amber Parker said they're in the …




Tardy state budget puts brakes on local school decisions – New Bern Sun Journal


New Bern Sun Journal
Tardy state budget puts brakes on local school decisions
New Bern Sun Journal
While many parents and students scrimped and saved for the needed school supplies and outgrown uniforms, the N.C. General Assembly still hadn't agreed to its own budget, nearly two months after its initial deadline slipped away. Not only does this




Craven Community College welcomes new president – WITN


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Craven Community College welcomes new president
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He is not only new to the college, but also to the state of North Carolina. While Staats has only been here a short time, … So the things you're seeing at Craven Community College are things that Craven County needs." The college has expanded their

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Mall, shops and homes lose power in New Bern during storm – WNCT


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Mall, shops and homes lose power in New Bern during storm
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Utility crews in Craven County responded to New Bern on Wednesday after a storm knocked out power lines. The City said around 1,500 people lost power. About 200 of them were in Derby Park. Businesses and the mall also lost …

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