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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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Davidson County man charged with abusing infant – Lexington Dispatch


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Davidson County man charged with abusing infant
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A Davidson County man was charged with abusing his 7-month-old infant, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. Brandon Lee Gossett, 25, of 5751 Candlewood Drive, Winston-Salem, is charged with felony child abuse. The Sheriff's Office said
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7-Month-Old In Hospital, Father Charged With AbuseWFMY News 2
7-month-old infant in Winston-Salem found with 3 broken ribs; 1 arrestedWXII The Triad

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Thomasville man charged with trying to smuggle meth to Davidson County inmate in greeting card – myfox8.com


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Thomasville man charged with trying to smuggle meth to Davidson County inmate in greeting card
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Thomasville man is accused of trying to smuggle methamphetamine to an inmate at the Davidson County Jail in a greeting card, according to a press release. On Monday, detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office Vice
2 attempt to smuggle meth into Davidson County jail via Christmas card, deputies sayWXII The Triad
Holiday spirit gets NC man arrested after authorities spot suspicious Christmas cardCharlotte Observer

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Davidson County Schools Names New Superintendent – WFMY News 2


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Davidson County Schools Names New Superintendent
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County Schools appointed a new superintendent in a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Dr. Emily Lipe was named Superintendent of Davidson County School System. Before this, Dr. Lipe served as Interim Superintendent
Lipe named superintendent of county school systemLexington Dispatch

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Man Threatens To Blow Up Davidson County Detention Center – WFMY News 2


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Man Threatens To Blow Up Davidson County Detention Center
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Detention officers from the Davidson County Detention Center received a phone call from a man asking about an inmate. During the conversation, the man informed officers that he would "blow up the jail" and damage the employee's

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Davidson County residents say mail being tampered with – myfox8.com


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Davidson County residents say mail being tampered with
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It's a terrible situation when you go to your mailbox and see open letters and packages. This is what Jan Hepler has been going through since the beginning of this week. Her frustration started on Monday when somehow a letter


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