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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. — A convict who escaped from a North Carolina prison over the weekend is now behind bars at the Davidson County Jail. Davidson County deputies picked up Kristopher Antonio McNeil, 29, after several people reported seeing …
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A search has been underway for 12 hours for an inmate who escaped from the Davidson County Jail early Monday morning. Bobby Ray Cabe Jr., 40, who was on work detail, escaped at about 12:45 a.m. while taking the trash …
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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department are working with the N.C. Division of Public Health to investigate a gastrointestinal illness outbreak among patrons of a local restaurant. As of Tuesday, the …
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Fit and healthy: 93-year-old Davidson County exercise instructor shares her … – myfox8.com


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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Ann Corn, 93, has got years on all of the people who take her exercise class. “Move it or lose it, that's right,” said Corn as she led a group of about 20 younger-than-her women through exercises at the Davidson County Senior …




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Davidson County deputy's life takes unexpected turn
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LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — After being shot over a year ago, Charlie Goforth is becoming acclimated to a different side of law enforcement. Goforth, 33, sustained a shot to his mid-foot near his right ankle after responding to an incident on North Point

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Group of girls attack mother, daughter in Davidson County; suspects wanted – myfox8.com


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Group of girls attack mother, daughter in Davidson County; suspects wanted
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LEXINGTON, N.C. – A mother and daughter are recovering after they were assaulted outside their home in Lexington on Friday night. “For a whole gang of them to come and jump on my daughter, and then jump on me,” said Shawnda Marsh, “I'm just …


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