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Davidson County Genealogy

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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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Former NC middle school teacher from High Point arrested for sex crimes – myfox8.com


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Former NC middle school teacher from High Point arrested for sex crimes
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The victim attended Ledford Middle School in Davidson County. “We believe there are other victims who were abused by Cridlebaugh based on all of the information we have gathered up to this point,” stated Scott Williams, SBI special agent in charge.
Retired Ledford Middle School teacher accused of having sex with male student WXII The Triad
Former NC Middle School Teacher Arrested For Sex CrimesWFMY News 2
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Marijuana grow found in Davidson County house basement; man arrested – WXII The Triad


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Marijuana grow found in Davidson County house basement; man arrested
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Hairgrove's charges include trafficking marijuana by manufacture, trafficking marijuana by possession and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was held under a $100,000 secured bond in the Davidson County jail pending a May 28 court …
Lexington man accused of growing 80 pounds of marijuana plants in his basementmyfox8.com
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Former teacher faces drug charges in Davidson County – WXII The Triad


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Former teacher faces drug charges in Davidson County
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Davidson County deputies said an estimated $1,500 worth of drugs were seized from the home, including marijuana, cocaine and psychedelic mushrooms. Lohr was jailed under a $4,000 secured bond pending an April 30 court appearance. Lohr taught for …
Lexington teacher resigns following drug chargesmyfox8.com
Triad Teacher Resigns Following List Of Drug ChargesWFMY News 2
Lexington teacher resigns after drug charges surfaceGreensboro News & Record

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Davidson County may no longer be dry come November 2016 – myfox8.com


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Davidson County may no longer be dry come November 2016
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Voters will now get to decide if Davidson County will stay dry or if it will be legal to sell alcohol there. Right now, alcohol can be sold in Thomasville and Lexington, but not in grocery stores, convenience stores or




Cleaning up litter along roadways in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Cleaning up litter along roadways in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C — From beer bottles to plastic bags and even furniture, Davidson County Commissioners say roadways are getting filled with litter. County Commissioners discussed ways to keep roads clear at Tuesday's meeting. Possible …
Board discusses ways to control litter in countyLexington Dispatch

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Man charged with solicitation of murder in Davidson County – WXII The Triad


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Man charged with solicitation of murder in Davidson County
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Johnie Eugene Coggins Jr. of Thomasville was charged with solicitation of murder in an investigation that began April 10. He was jailed under a $250,000 secured bond pending a June 24 court appearance. Davidson County deputies allege Coggins gave a …
Sheriff: Davidson Co. Man Paid $300 To Have Man MurderedWFMY News 2

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