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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 man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A small plane made an emergency landing in Davidson County Wednesday morning. The plane landed in a field off Jerusalem Road around 6:10 a.m.. Officials say the pilot deployed a parachute from the plane at 2,500 feet.
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UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at Davidson Co. schools after police chase – myfox8.com


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UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at Davidson Co. schools after police chase
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple schools in Davidson County were locked down Tuesday afternoon as a result of a police chase. As Highway Patrol troopers were executing a traffic stop on northbound I-85 around 1:30 p.m., two of the three suspects …
Lockdown Lifted On 2 Schools In Davidson CountyWFMY News 2
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Woman killed after being hit by tractor-trailer in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Woman killed after being hit by tractor-trailer in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities said a woman was killed in Davidson County after she was hit by a tractor-trailer on Sunday. The identity of the victim has not been released. Officials said she was a passenger in a Honda Accord headed southbound …
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Get ready to vote early starting Thursday – High Point Enterprise


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Get ready to vote early starting Thursday
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Early voting, started as an experiment 14 years ago in North Carolina, now has become a staple of campaign seasons as it kicks off Thursday for the fall general election. Polling places for early voting, known formally as one-stop absentee voting, open

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Early voting kicks off in Davidson County – Lexington Dispatch


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Early voting kicks off in Davidson County
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North Carolina does not allow same-day reregistration. Robert Jester and his wife, Lisa, said they had no problems voting and decided to vote early because of convenience. "We didn't want to fight the crowds," Jester said. Early voting in Davidson
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