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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

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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 …




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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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Two critically injured in rear-end collision in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Two critically injured in rear-end collision in Davidson County
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SILVER VALLEY, N.C. – Two people were critically injured in a crash Monday afternoon in eastern Davidson County, according to the Lexington Dispatch. Authorities said a Toyota SUV and a van collided around 2 p.m. on N.C. Highway 109 South near John …




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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — LGBT and immigration groups are preparing to counter-protest a rumored Ku Klux Klan rally in Welcome on Saturday, according to the News & Record. But, there is no confirmation that the KKK will actually be in Welcome.

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Owner of popular NC Harley Davidson stores dies in motorcycle accident – myfox8.com


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Owner of popular NC Harley Davidson stores dies in motorcycle accident
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — The owner of two popular Harley Davidson stores in North Carolina died in a motorcycle crash near Asheville on Friday. WLOS-TV reported that 78-year-old Don Tilley died in the crash near Mile Post 394 on the Blue Ridge …

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This year’s seventh, eighth cases of rabies reported in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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This year's seventh, eighth cases of rabies reported in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County has reported its seventh and eighth cases of rabies this year with a rabid skunk and rabid raccoon. Officials said that on July 22, a rabid skunk in the Tyro community crawled onto a dog. Authorities said the
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2 more rabies cases reported in Davidson County, bringing to 8 number for yearThe Republic

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