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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

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Davidson County Schools IT employee charged with possessing child
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — An information technology employee at Davidson County Schools faces numerous child pornography charges. Michael Andrew Smith, 34, of Lexington, is charged with 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, …
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Davidson County woman accused of being married to two men at same time
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DENTON, N.C. — A Davidson County woman is accused of marrying a man while being married to another one. The Lexington Dispatch reported that Cricket E. Hughes, 33, of Denton, has been charged with felony bigamy after an investigation by the …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County community says it has found a way to give the average person a chance to own what for a lot of people is a luxury. “We like to say we were tiny when tiny wasn't cool,” said Beth Livingston, a developer at …




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3 students, bus driver injured in Davidson County school bus crash
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180 was headed to Pilot Elementary School at the time of the crash, according to Davidson County 911. The bus was headed south on Kanoy Road and went off the right side of the road down a 6 foot embankment. It took out several mailboxes, went between …
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Deadly crash investigated in Davidson County
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. —A 16-year-old Triad student was killed after his motorcycle was involved in a crash Wednesday. Related. 22-year-old man sentenced to life for… Yadkin Valley Community Hospital… Pedestrian killed in crash in High Point · Girl
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Victims identified in fatal motorcycle crash in Davidson County – myfox8.com


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Victims identified in fatal motorcycle crash in Davidson County
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SOUTHMONT, N.C. — Authorities have released the identities of two people who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Davidson County. Chris Lee Morgan, 45, and Sherry Lowe McDowell, of Lexington, died in the crash, according to an authority.
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