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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

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1 dead in shooting involving Davidson County deputy on I-40 in Iredell County
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Culler is in good standing at the sheriff's office, said Davidson County Sheriff David Grice. Iredell County deputies said Culler was taking Lopp to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory when a struggle broke out. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice
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ID Released On Davidson County Deputy, Man He KilledWFMY News 2
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Identities of Davidson Co. deputy, ‘mentally ill’ victim in fatal shooting … – myfox8.com


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Identities of Davidson Co. deputy, 'mentally ill' victim in fatal shooting
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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The identities of a Davidson County Sheriff's deputy and the victim who were involved in an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a mentally ill person have both been identified. According to a release, Sgt




Money Woes Threaten Crisis Ministry of Davidson County – TWC News

Money Woes Threaten Crisis Ministry of Davidson County
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Deployed parachute provides soft emergency landing for small plane in … – myfox8.com


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Deployed parachute provides soft emergency landing for small plane in
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A small plane made an emergency landing in Davidson County Wednesday morning. The plane landed in a field off Jerusalem Road around 6:10 a.m.. Officials say the pilot deployed a parachute from the plane at 2,500 feet.
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UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at Davidson Co. schools after police chase – myfox8.com


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UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at Davidson Co. schools after police chase
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple schools in Davidson County were locked down Tuesday afternoon as a result of a police chase. As Highway Patrol troopers were executing a traffic stop on northbound I-85 around 1:30 p.m., two of the three suspects …
Lockdown Lifted On 2 Schools In Davidson CountyWFMY News 2
Suspect search leads to school lockdowns in ThomasvilleWXII The Triad
East Davidson, Brown go on lockdown after suspects fleeLexington Dispatch

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9th Case Of Rabies Reported In Davidson County – WFMY News 2


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9th Case Of Rabies Reported In Davidson County
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Davidson County, NC — The Davidson County Health Department has reported it's ninth case of rabies this year. A rabid raccoon was reported on October 22nd just south of the City of Thomasville. According to the Davidson County Health Department the …

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