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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

News related to Davidson County, NC

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Motorcyclist injured in accident involving car in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Motorcyclist injured in accident involving car in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident in Davidson County on Wednesday evening, according to Highway Patrol. The accident happened near the intersection of N.C. 109 and Midway School Road at about 6:30 p.m..




Davidson County Shooting Suspect Found Dead – WFMYNews2.com


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Davidson County Shooting Suspect Found Dead
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DENTON, N.C. — Denton Police Department says a man suspected of shooting someone at a home on Flat Swamp Road in Denton was found dead on Friday. Davidson County deputies found the suspect, Steven Eric Carter, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot …
Denton man wounded; suspect kills selfAsheboro Courier Tribune

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4 charged in connection to breaking and entering in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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4 charged in connection to breaking and entering in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office charged four people in connection to a breaking and entering and larceny that occurred on May 23. Jason Edward Mishoe, 30, Alicia Marie Avila, 31, and Amber Dawn Mishoe, 32, were all …

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Person killed in accident involving vehicle, 2 motorcycles in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Person killed in accident involving vehicle, 2 motorcycles in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A person was killed in an accident involving a vehicle and two motorcycles on Wednesday night. The accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. on N.C. 109 near Murphy Drive. This is near Ledford Senior High School. Sgt. S.M. …




Man killed in crash involving vehicle, 2 motorcycles in Davidson County identified – myfox8.com


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Man killed in crash involving vehicle, 2 motorcycles in Davidson County identified
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man was killed in a crash involving a vehicle and two motorcycles in Davidson County on Wednesday night. The victim has been identified as Clyde William Tate III, 21, of Winston-Salem, according to North Carolina Highway …
Winston-Salem motorcyclist killed in Davidson County crashWXII The Triad
Winston-Salem man killed in crash involving vehicle, 2 motorcycles in Davidson CountyWinston-Salem Journal
Another motorcycle wreck results in tragedyAtnonline

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Five bus drivers in Davidson County injured in crash – myfox8.com


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Five bus drivers in Davidson County injured in crash
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Five school bus drivers in Davidson County were injured in a crash while they were headed to a bus driver appreciation event. The wreck happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Jersey Church Road near JM Penninger …
Bus drivers among 6 injured in Davidson County crashWXII The Triad
5 Triad School Bus Drivers Involved in Davidson Co. CrashWFMYNews2.com
5 teacher assistants injured in NC crashWNCN
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