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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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Kernersville man killed, child injured in Davidson County crash
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Kernersville man was killed and a child was injured in an accident in Davidson County on Sunday evening. According to Trooper S.T. Harper, a call came in at 9:48 p.m. regarding an accident on Georgetown Road near …
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Exclusive: Surveillance video shows car crashing into Davidson County … – myfox8.com


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Exclusive: Surveillance video shows car crashing into Davidson County
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Update — The owner of Speedy's Barbecue Inc. said they will be closed today after a car crashed into the restaurant on Tuesday evening. The manager said his sister usually sits at the register that was knocked out of the way during the crash. She left




Update: Silver Alert cancelled for missing Davidson County man – myfox8.com


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Update: Silver Alert cancelled for missing Davidson County man
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Update 1:51 a.m. — The Thomasville Police Department has cancelled the Silver Alert for Rayvon Thomas Black. DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man. Citizens are asked …

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Davidson Co. Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges – WFMY News 2


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Davidson Co. Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
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72 CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC – Police arrested a Lexington, NC man on Thursday for possession of child pornography after an ongoing investigation since November 2014. Kevin Allen Campbell, 53, …

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New management at Davidson County animal shelter gets rid of gas chamber – myfox8.com

New management at Davidson County animal shelter gets rid of gas chamber
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – The Davidson County Animal Shelter is now under the control of the United Animal Coalition – and the first change they made was getting rid of the gas chamber. The state announced in December that it was banning the routine …

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Program keeping seniors safer during the winter in Davidson County – myfox8.com

Program keeping seniors safer during the winter in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Keeping seniors safe when sidewalk and road conditions are bad during the winter is a concern for many families caring for an elderly loved one. After being hit with the first batch of winter weather last week, where freezing


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