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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. — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after officials said a man was found dead on his front porch. Deputies said they responded to a call of a possible shooting around 10 p.m. Friday at a home on Hill Road in
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Senior Services is making sure seniors in need get a break from the heat this summer. The organization is giving away free fans supplied by Dominion Resources, Duke Energy Foundation, Duke Energy …

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Davidson County Health Department dental clinic to close – myfox8.com


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Health Department will close its dental clinic on Friday, according to officials. The clinic was at Davidson Medical Ministries/Davidson Health Services on Salisbury Street. “It has been our privilege to be
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — State Highway Patrol and EMS responded to a fatal crash Thursday night near Wallburg. The accident was reported around 10:30 p.m. at 1986 Wallburg-High Point Road. A truck was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed …
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Man accused of pointing shotgun at wife, wife’s ‘lover’ in Davidson Co. – myfox8.com


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Man accused of pointing shotgun at wife, wife's 'lover' in Davidson Co.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — An Asheboro man was arrested after deputies say he broke into a Thomasville home and held his wife, and the man she was in bed with, at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Deputies responded to the home in Thomasville where …

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Man Hanging On Car On I-77 Identified As Standoff Suspect – WFMY News 2


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Man Hanging On Car On I-77 Identified As Standoff Suspect
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THOMASVILLE, N.C. –The man who barricaded himself inside a Thomasville home surrendered to police Tuesday. … Davidson County EMS 911 Telecommunicators told WFMY News 2 the call came in as a domestic issue around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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