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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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Davidson County man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow
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The biggest buck ever killed in North Carolina with archery equipment didn't come from one of the counties normally associated with trophy bucks, but one that's come to be known more for barbecue, Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake. Last Thursday …




Davidson County Deputy Charged In Domestic Dispute – WFMY News 2

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Davidson County Workforce Team Prepares to Visit Local Businesses – Lexington Dispatch

Davidson County Workforce Team Prepares to Visit Local Businesses
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Multiple injuries reported in Davidson County crash – myfox8.com


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Multiple injuries reported in Davidson County crash
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple people were taken to the hospital with various injuries after two vehicles crashed into each other Saturday in Davidson County. The crash involved a blue SUV and a white 4-door sedan that struck each other at the …




Group protests use of gas chamber on animals in Davidson County – myfox8.com

Group protests use of gas chamber on animals in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A group called “Fix the Davidson County Animal Shelter” protested along the Main Street corner in Lexington on Saturday to raise awareness about the gas chamber euthanasia policy. Paula Barkley said that Davidson County …




Davidson County Sheriff’s Office requesting new legislation for second-hand stores – myfox8.com

Davidson County Sheriff's Office requesting new legislation for second-hand stores
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Businesses such as thrift stores, consignment stores and pawn shops are located across the Piedmont Triad. All of those businesses sell second-hand items, but right now, only pawn shops and precious metal dealers are …


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