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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

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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, N.C. — Highway 109 in Davidson County is closed in both directions due to fallen trees from Tuesday night's storm. The North Carolina Department of Transportation currently has barricades up near John Carroll Road. Crews are …

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A 3-year-old girl died in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 in Davidson County on Sunday morning. The accident happened at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on I-85 near N.C. 47, North Carolina Highway Patrol spokeswoman Pam …

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A group of bondsmen attempting to take a man into custody for missing court ended up shooting and killing him, according to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice. Grice said nine bondsmen went to the home of Danny Wayne …
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Parents want answers after Davidson County elementary school students get sick on return from field trip – myfox8.com


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Tammie Owens says her son Chance hasn't been feeling well since Friday. “He's still having headaches off and on,” Owens said. Headaches the 11-year-old says he first started getting while on an activity bus with his classmates …




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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Emergency responders were called to a Davidson County elementary school after several children suffered from medical problems upon returning from a field trip to Carowinds. Multiple EMS units were dispatched to Churchland …
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Deputies identify suspect in Davidson County 'road rage' shooting
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office have identified a suspect in last week's road rage shooting. Corey Alexander Graham, 23, is wanted for one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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