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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
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Yadkin
Yadkin College

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are searching for an 18-year-old Davidson County man who is wanted on statutory rape charges, according to a press release. Authorities say between August and October of 2016, Tim Stanford Wells began a …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man drowned at High Rock Lake in Davidson County Tuesday, according to Sheriff David Grice. Rescue crews were dispatched to the 500 block of Roy Coppley Road at 2:35 p.m. on a report of a drowning. The victim's body …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — On the surface, it looks like a group of youngsters are loading up on a boat to have a fun afternoon on High Rock Lake. Rising ninth-grader Serina Sigmon is a part of the group. "We go 50 mph and have fun," Serina said.




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Davidson County dog abuse case has authorities looking for person responsible – myfox8.com


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6 pounds of marijuana, moonshine, 20 guns seized from Davidson County home; woman arrested – myfox8.com


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6 pounds of marijuana, moonshine, 20 guns seized from Davidson County home; woman arrested
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County woman faces multiple charges after search at a home. Shelby Roark Berrier, 56, is charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for drug use and possession …
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