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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

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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, N.C. — Two people were killed and two people were injured in a vehicle crash in Davidson County on Monday afternoon. The accident happened on City Lake Road near Pilgrim Church Road around 4 p.m. Investigators say the driver …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A South Davidson High School teacher, who was also the school's head football coach, has been charged with indecent liberties involving a 15-year-old student. Joseph Ray Cullen Jr., 44, of Mooresville, faces one count of …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance footage of a suspect who robbed a local Walgreens last month. On Nov. 26, at around 7:12 p.m., the sheriff's office responded to the Walgreens, located at 12311 …
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2 Davidson County wholesale market vendors accused of having $925K in … – WXII The Triad


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About $280,000 in counterfeit goods were found during a raid Monday at Wholesale Alley, said officials with the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office, which helped Davidson County deputies with the investigation. Another $644,000 in goods was

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Gold Hill, N.C., man has been charged after having sexual encounters with two students at his home. On Nov. 21 the Rowan County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office about a sexual offense case …
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Man arrested in November armed robbery in Davidson County
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10 incident in the 1300 block of Norman Shoaf Road, Davidson County deputies said Thursday. Depuites allege Williams took several hundred dollars from the victim, who was found shot in the leg. Williams was arrested with the help of Winston-Salem police.


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