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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

News related to Davidson County, NC

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Tax coalition searching for volunteers – Lexington Dispatch

Tax coalition searching for volunteers
Lexington Dispatch
The Davidson County Tax Coalition is asking for volunteers to help low-income families prepare their state and federal income tax returns. Volunteers will work at one of the seven tax preparation sites located across Davidson County and prepare income




Donation box helping cancer patients stolen from Davidson County gas station – myfox8.com


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Donation box helping cancer patients stolen from Davidson County gas station
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Kamil Boulos didn't think twice about sitting a donation box out inside of his Shell gas station on Becks Church Road in Davidson County. “The managers asked me, 'Are you going to fasten this to the counter?' and I said, 'Well




US 52 southbound in Davidson County reopens after crash – myfox8.com


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US 52 southbound in Davidson County reopens after crash
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — All lanes of U.S. 52 southbound in Davidson County have reopened following a multi-vehicle crash Monday morning. Both lanes were closed after the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. near exit 92. Troopers say a car was going …




Two killed in overnight Davidson County crash – myfox8.com


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Two killed in overnight Davidson County crash
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two people were killed in a crash in Davidson County early Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 3:10 a.m. on Hickory Tree Road. Troopers say a car was traveling west at a high rate of speed when it crossed over the …
2 Killed in Davidson Co. Crash After Car Drives Through 3 Yards, Hit HouseWFMY News 2
2 dead after car hits home, tree, parked vehicle in Davidson CountyWXII The Triad

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Operation Medicine Drop returns to Davidson County – Lexington Dispatch


Lexington Dispatch
Operation Medicine Drop returns to Davidson County
Lexington Dispatch
According to data released by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in May, Davidson County ranked 13th in the state for the number of opiate-related deaths in 2015. Nineteen deaths in 2015 were attributed to opioid use.




Abandoned pig finds home, but causes headache for some neighbors in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Abandoned pig finds home, but causes headache for some neighbors in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It's a welcome Greg Nill and his neighbors on King Richard Drive in Davidson County didn't expect to see. “I thought they were wild at first,” he said. “It was three of them.” “They were just running around, tearing up yards


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