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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

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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156-year-old Davidson County Courthouse getting facelift – Greensboro News & Record

156-year-old Davidson County Courthouse getting facelift
Greensboro News & Record
Flanked by the ornate cast-iron capitals of the old Davidson County Courthouse in Lexington, N.C., Dwayne Childress, left, and contractor Steve Edwards inspect a Masonic symbol above a window, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The 1858 courthouse, now home …

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Rider seriously injured in motorcycle accident in Davidson Co. – myfox8.com

Rider seriously injured in motorcycle accident in Davidson Co.
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10157152_10151971114351175_662233763_n DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said all lanes of I-85 in Davidson County at mile marker 99 have reopened after a motorcycle accident shortly after noon Friday. The accident happened on the …




NCDOT expands storm debris cleanup to Davidson County – Lexington Dispatch

NCDOT expands storm debris cleanup to Davidson County
Lexington Dispatch
The N.C. Department of Transportation is extending debris clean-up to Davidson and five other counties after damage assessments show the areas will qualify for federal relief funding. Many county residents brought trees, limbs and branches to roadsides

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Lexington man killed in accident on I-85 in Davidson Co. – myfox8.com


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Lexington man killed in accident on I-85 in Davidson Co.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle accident on southbound I-85 near mile marker 91 Thursday evening, according to police. Highway Patrol says Linda Brank, 53, of Lexington, was attempting to move …
Lexington man killed in I-85 accidentWinston-Salem Journal

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NC 109 accident injures two people – Lexington Dispatch

NC 109 accident injures two people
Lexington Dispatch
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning in southern Davidson County, an official with the South Davidson Fire Department has confirmed. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol were dispatched to the accident at 8:15 a.m. It …

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Oak Grove Middle moves on to state battle of the books competition – Lexington Dispatch

Oak Grove Middle moves on to state battle of the books competition
Lexington Dispatch
For the first time a Davidson County middle school will compete at the N.C. Battle of the Books competition. Oak Grove Middle School beat nine other teams last week at the regional level after winning the county level in February. They received medals

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