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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

Query Forums

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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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NC flight to London circles Davidson County area after mechanical problem
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An American Airlines flight circled the Davidson County area for more than three hours Wednesday night after the flight crew discovered a mechanical problem. The Federal Aviation Administration sent FOX8 the following statement: “American Airlines
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Inmate who escaped from Davidson County jail turns himself in – myfox8.com


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Inmate who escaped from Davidson County jail turns himself in
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – An inmate who escaped from jail in Davidson County turned himself in to authorities on Friday. Benjamin Lee Small, 23, of Thomasville, escaped from the Davidson County Detention Center at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday.
Double homicide suspect returned to Davidson CountyLexington Dispatch
Davidson County escapee turns self inAsheboro Courier Tribune
Salisbury man wanted in 2 homicides extradited back to Davidson CountyGreensboro News & Record
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Davidson County high school student rescues drowning deer – myfox8.com


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Davidson County high school student rescues drowning deer
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Before and after work, Davidson County high school student Chance Pressley and his friends enjoy riding their jet skis on High Rock Lake. But the group's recent evening of fun turned into a rescue mission. "I was really




Women say coyotes have overrun their community in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Women say coyotes have overrun their community in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County woman says she saw a coyote snatch up one of her cats. Now, she and a neighbor are speaking out about the coyote problem they say they are having in their community. The women live in Linwood, just …




Wanted inmate escapes from Davidson County jail, accused of assaulting female officer – myfox8.com


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Wanted inmate escapes from Davidson County jail, accused of assaulting female officer
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of assaulting a female officer and escaping from the Davidson County Detention Center. Benjamin Lee Small, 23, of Thomasville, escaped from the jail at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday …
Dangerous inmate escapes Davidson County jail after assaulting guard, authorities sayWinston-Salem Journal
Inmate assaults guard in Davidson County jail escapeTWC News
Deputies: Man assaults female officer, escapes from detention centerWXII The Triad
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Corbett murder trial stays in Davidson County – Lexington Dispatch


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Corbett murder trial stays in Davidson County
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The judge in a pretrial hearing for the murder case against Molly Martens Corbett and her father, Thomas Martens, denied a motion Friday to have the trial moved to Mocksville in neighboring Davie County. The trial in the death of Jason Corbett is
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