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The county was formed in 1822 from Rowan County. It was named after William Lee Davidson, an American Revolutionary War general killed at Cowan’s Ford on the Catawba River in 1781.

One of the two major styles of North Carolina barbecue originated in Lexington, the county seat. Therefore, many Lexington-style barbecue restaurants are found throughout the county. Some include Lexington BBQ (“Honeymonk’s”), The BBQ Center, Jimmy’s, Whitley’s, Smokey Joe’s, Backcountry, Speedy’s, Smiley’s, Tarheel Q, Stamey’s, John Wayne’s BBQ, Kerley’s, Welcome BBQ, and Cook’s.

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The county seat of Davidson County is Lexington. Davidson County is divided into the following townships: Abbotts Creek, Alleghany, Arcadia, Boone, Conrad Hill, Cotton Grove, Emmons, Hampton, Healing Spring, Jackson Hill, Lexington, Midway, Reedy Creek, Silver Hill, Thomasville, Tyro, and Yadkin College. Davidson County is also part of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region.

Lexington hosts a yearly Barbecue (BBQ) festival in October of each year. Also the Southeastern Old Threshers reunion is held yearly in the Denton Farmpark and Everybody’s Day Festival is held in Thomasville. Boone’s Cave Park, Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookie Factory, Denton Farm Park, the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Davidson County Historical Museum, the Richard Childress Racing Museum and Childress Vineyards are all points of interest in Davidson County. Also, there is a big chair located in downtown Thomasville that is a symbol of the world-recognized furniture industry of this area. High Rock Lake is located in Davidson county and is the 2nd largest lake in North Carolina. Davidson County was home to Wilmer “Vinegar Blend” Mizell former professional baseball player and Congressman.

Davidson County NCGenweb site

Genealogical Society of Davidson County
P.O. Box 1665
Lexington, NC 27293-1665

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Davidson County Courthouse
PO Box 1067
County Courthouse
Lexington, NC 27293

Census

1830 Federal Census Index This is more of an index than anything else, it gives last name, first name and page number.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Davidson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

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Cities and towns of Davidson County:

Arcadia
Arnold
Churchland
Cid
Cotton Grove
Denton
Enterprise
Erwin Heights
Feezor
Gordontown
Handy
Hannersville
Healing Springs
Hedrick Grove
High Rock
Holly Grove
Jacksons Creek
Lex
Lexington (County Seat)
Linwood
New Hope Academy
Newsom
Petersville
Reeds Cross Roads
Reedy Creek
Silver Valley
South Lexington
Southmont
Thomasville
Tyro
Wallburg
Welcome
Yadkin
Yadkin College

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Davidson County welcomes new teachers – Lexington Dispatch


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Local business leaders, administrators, faculty and staff from each of the three school systems in Davidson County came together to celebrate and encourage first-year-teachers at the annual New Teacher Breakfast and Reception Friday morning.




Sheriff releases more information on 7-year-old Davidson County girl’s death in West Virginia – myfox8.com


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Sheriff releases more information on 7-year-old Davidson County girl's death in West Virginia
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — On Friday, Davidson County Sheriff David Grice released more information regarding the 7-year-old Davidson County girl who died in West Virginia on Aug. 1. The girl was pronounced dead on the morning of Aug. 1 at Welch …

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Good Samaritans save Davidson County woman’s life after her heart stops beating – myfox8.com


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Ann Davis is happy to be back home and to be alive after a close brush with death. Davis was driving down U.S. 52 near Newsome Road in Salisbury last Tuesday when her heart suddenly stopped beating. "I don't remember …




Davidson County mom threatens to arm 3 children with guns during attempted burglary – myfox8.com


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Davidson County mom threatens to arm 3 children with guns during attempted burglary
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County mom was arrested Sunday after threatening to arm her three children with guns during an attempted burglary, according to a news release. Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office responded to 985 …
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