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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 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 like thrift stores, consignment stores and pawn shops are all over the Piedmont Triad. All of those businesses sell second-hand items, but right now, only pawn shops and precious metal deals are required by law to …




Van with eight people crashes into home in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Van with eight people crashes into home in Davidson County
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Authorities said a van carrying seven special-needs children crashed into a home Sunday morning in Davidson County. (Peter Lipomi/WGHP-TV). DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a van carrying seven special-needs children crashed into a …
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Davidson County Deputy Charged In Domestic Dispute – WFMY News 2

Davidson County Deputy Charged In Domestic Dispute
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According to court records, on August 24th, Grainger's wife says, she was riding with him on their way home from Greenville, NC. They had gone to visit their child who's a student at East Carolina University. The lieutenant's wife says she and her




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 …




Davidson County Schools taking new security measures – myfox8.com

Davidson County Schools taking new security measures
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County Schools are putting several new security measures in place to keep students safer this school year. The school district has been making improvements to school safety inside buildings and especially outside of …




Sexton: Trail of dead animals reignites euthanasia debate – Winston-Salem Journal

Sexton: Trail of dead animals reignites euthanasia debate
Winston-Salem Journal
The Davidson County Animal Shelter, you see, is no stranger to controversy — particularly as it pertains to the method that employees use to euthanize nearly 6,000 animals annually. Davidson is one of about a handful of North Carolina's 100 counties

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