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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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Fire marshal working to determine cause of house fire in Davidson County – myfox8.com

Fire marshal working to determine cause of house fire in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Emergency crews responded to the scene of a house fire that broke out early Wednesday morning in Lexington. The fire on Byerly Road started just after 3 a.m.. By the time firefighters arrived the roof of the home was completely …

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Vehicle wrecks off bridge on I-85 in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Vehicle wrecks off bridge on I-85 in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police responded to an accident on northbound Interstate 85 where a vehicle wrecked off a bridge and down a steep embankment Thursday evening. The accident happened near mile marker 88. According to NCDOT, the left …




Man killed in I-85 Davidson County crash identified – myfox8.com


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Man killed in I-85 Davidson County crash identified
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The person who died in a single-vehicle crash on northbound I-85 near U.S. 64 Tuesday afternoon was identified as Myron Kent Wilson, 61, of Charlotte. Wilson, who was driving a 2009 Toyoya Corolla, approached slow traffic …




Shooting investigated in Davidson County – WXII The Triad


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Shooting investigated in Davidson County
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Davidson County deputies said they found Timothy Lunsford, 42, at Thomasville Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies allege Lunsford was shot once by a 47-year-old man. However, no charges have been filed yet against the man.




Silver Alert canceled for missing man in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Silver Alert canceled for missing man in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man in Davidson County. Ricky Douglas Clark, 47, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Clark is …

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Motel Fire in Davidson County – WXII The Triad

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