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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 Government fined by OSHA for asbestos in courthouse – myfox8.com


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Davidson County Government fined by OSHA for asbestos in courthouse
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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued three citations against the Davidson County Government for asbestos in the courthouse, according to a news release from the Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court.

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Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea – Lexington Dispatch

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea
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… call (336) 249-0336 ext. 25 for the Lexington Unit or (336) 472-7800 ext. 2 for the Thomasville Unit. Contributions to the programs may be sent to The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Davidson County at P.O. BOX 770, Lexington, NC 27293.




Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 85 in Davidson County. Trooper Kelly Britt said a red pickup truck drove onto the Old Raleigh Road exit and ran off the left side. He then came …




Davidson County Schools teacher charged with statutory rape of former student – myfox8.com


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Davidson County Schools teacher charged with statutory rape of former student
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County middle school teacher is charged with sexually assaulting a former student eight years ago and, according to the sheriff's office, she's still employed by the district. Davidson County Schools' website shows
Davidson County teacher charged with sex offense against former studentWinston-Salem Journal
Ledford Middle teacher accused of sex with studentLexington Dispatch

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Seventh rabies case reported in Davidson County – Lexington Dispatch

Seventh rabies case reported in Davidson County
Lexington Dispatch
The Davidson County Health Department has reported the seventh case of rabies for the year. On Aug. 10, a rabid skunk was found in Denton. The skunk was killed by two dogs that were not properly vaccinated. One dog has been destroyed and one dog has …

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Company to bring 770 new manufacturing jobs to Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Company to bring 770 new manufacturing jobs to Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A wood-based company is bringing approximately 770 new jobs to Davidson County, according to a press release. EGGER Wood Products is one of Europe's leading wood-based materials supplier for furniture, wood …
Davidson County industrial park lands European company with plans for 770 jobsWinston-Salem Journal
EGGER to invest $700 million in Davidson CountyLexington Dispatch
Austria-Based EGGER Plans First US Plant in Davidson County, North CarolinaArea Development Online
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