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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, N.C. — Police are responding to a reported shooting at a Davidson County residence. The shooting happened at 1374 Norman Shoaf Road northeast of Midway, according to Davidson County EMS. According to Sheriff David Grice, the …

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2 charged in Davidson County vehicle theft – myfox8.com


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two men are in custody in connection with a vehicle theft in Davidson County. On Nov. 4, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office began investigating a report of a 2011 Lexus GX460 that was stolen from a residence. The following …




Land to be redeveloped around Wil-Cox bridge in Davidson County – myfox8.com

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Darla Leonard remembers her childhood while crossing the Wil-Cox Bridge with her two sons. “It's just part of my history, part of me growing up,” said Leonard, who lives in Churchland. It's where she bonded with her father as a …




9th Case Of Rabies Reported In Davidson County – WFMY News 2


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Davidson County, NC — The Davidson County Health Department has reported it's ninth case of rabies this year. A rabid raccoon was reported on October 22nd just south of the City of Thomasville. According to the Davidson County Health Department the …

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Tractor Trailer Overturned In Davidson Co. – WFMY News 2


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation responded to a tractor-trailer accident in Davidson County Wednesday morning. The NC DOT said they received a call after 6:30 a.m. for the report of an overturned tractor-trailer …


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