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Rowan County was formed in 1753 from part of Anson County and was named for Michael Rowan. Michael Rowan was governor of North Carolina in 1753-1754. Rowan county has given portions of it’s land to Orange, Guilford, Surry, Burke, Iredell, Davidson, and Davie Counties. Among the famous residents of Salisbury: Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth Dole.

Rowan County is also notable for its winemaking. Located near Salisbury is the famed Old Stone Vineyard and Winery, built by members of the Cruse family in 1943. The winery is one of the largest in the state producing quality muscadine and French recipe wines. The winery is also the historic site of the “Old Stone House” built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766 and the Beth Sadeh Synagogue, the only Sephardic Jewish synagogue in North Carolina.

The county seat of Rowan County is Salisbury. The Yadkin River currently marks the Eastern limit of the county.

Source: Wikipedia.

Rowan County Genealogy Resources

Rowan County NCGenweb site

Rowan County NCGenWeb Archives

The Genealogical Society of Rowan County
P.O. Box 4305
Salisbury, NC 28145-4305

The Historic Society of China Grove
P.O. Box 4305
Salisbury, NC 28145-4305

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Rowan County Government

Rowan County Government – official site
Rowan County Register of Deeds

Rowan County Public Library
History Room
Headquarters
201 W. Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 216-8228
(704) 216-8237 (Fax)
Hours:
Monday – Wednesday:
9am to 9pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday:
9am to 5pm
Sundays: Closed

Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library
920 Kimball Road
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 216-7727
(704) 855-2449 (fax)
Hours:
Monday – Wednesday:
9am to 9pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday:
9am to 5pm
Sundays: Closed

East Branch
110 Broad Street
Rockwell, NC 28138-0550
(704) 216-7838
(704) 279-7832 (fax)
Hours:
Monday – Wednesday:
9am to 8pm
Thursday – Friday:
9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm Sunday: Closed

Cities and Towns:

* China Grove
* Cleveland
* East Spencer
* Enochville
* Faith
* Granite Quarry
* Kannapolis
* Landis
* Rockwell
* Salisbury
* Spencer

Townships:

Atwell
China Grove
Cleveland
Franklin
Gold Hill
Litaker
Locke
Morgan
Mount Ulla
Providence
Salisbury
Scotch Irish
Steele
Unity

Census

1790 Federal Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Partial

1850 Federal Census Transcription – School District No. 42, 43, 40 & Gold Hill District No. 44

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Rowan County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Rowan County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Rowan County, NC Query Forum

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focusoninfinity on “Miller, Sossaman, Ridenhour, Propst, Cress, Barringer”

Families, and Sossaman-Miller-Foil mill on Dutch Buffalo Creek.




JOYHBRY on “JOSIAH ROUNSAVALL”

I would like to find someone who could lookup a court record for Josiah Rounsavall. He was the Sheriff in the late 1770′s. I need a court record that names him for DAR research. Will reimburse costs.
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rodney bowers on “james bowers of salisbury ca 1760″

looking for relatives of james bowers, formerly of baltimore co, md, who bought land in salisbury and received a license to operate a tavern around 1757 and had his land auctioned for supposed assault on hugh montgomery. thanks. rodney bowers


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Two shot at Kahuna Bar & Grill in Rowan County – WBTV


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Two shot at Kahuna Bar & Grill in Rowan County
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Deputies in Rowan County are investigating after two people were injured in a shooting at a local bar early Sunday morning. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at the Kahuna Bar & Grill on Highway 70, just west of Salisbury. Officials said one
2 shot outside Salisbury bar and grillWCNC.com

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100 mph chase ends with crash on I-85 in Rowan County – WBTV


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100 mph chase ends with crash on I-85 in Rowan County
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A crash ended a high-speed chase on Interstate 85 in Rowan County on Sunday morning, according to law enforcement officials at the scene. The chase began in China Grove when officers tried to stop a white Honda Civic with an SC tag for speeding in a …
Man in stolen car leads officers on 100 mph chase along I-85WSOC Charlotte
Driver arrested after leading troopers on 100 mph chase in Rowan CountyFOX 46 Charlotte

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Delta Dental gives grant to Rowan County Health Department Smile Center – Salisbury Post


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Delta Dental gives grant to Rowan County Health Department Smile Center
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“The Delta Dental Foundation has been, and continues to be, a tremendous benefactor to Rowan County,” said N.C. Rep. Harry Warren, R-Salisbury. “For years, the foundation's generosity has helped local organizations meet the critical dental needs of our …

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ planned today in Rowan County – WBTV


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'Day Without Immigrants' planned today in Rowan County
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You may notice that one of your favorite coffee shops, or mechanics, or grocery stores won't be open today. Several Rowan County businesses are taking part in the national observance of the "Day Without Immigrants." Immigrants across the country are …
'Day Without Immigrants' not going unnoticed in Rowan CountySalisbury Post

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Deputies: Largest heroin bust in Rowan Co. has ties to Mexican cartel – WSOC Charlotte


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Deputies: Largest heroin bust in Rowan Co. has ties to Mexican cartel
WSOC Charlotte
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies told Channel 9 that they have made the largest heroin bust in Rowan County history. Authorities arrested Gerardo Juarez, his girlfriend Darya Borovkaya and Hugo Navarrete-Lopez Tuesday who they said are based in …
Massive heroin bust in NC has ties to Mexican drug cartelmyfox8.com
Large heroin bust in Rowan Co. tied to Mexican drug cartelWCNC.com
Three with connections to Mexican drug cartel charged with heroin, gun possessionSalisbury Post
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2 men busted at Rowan County meth lab – WCNC.com


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2 men busted at Rowan County meth lab
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The Rowan County Sheriff's Office, NC SBI, Salisbury Police Department and Granite Quarry-Faith Police Department all assisted in the search warrant and processing of the laboratory site. The Rockwell Rural Fire Department, Rowan County EMS, and the …
Meth lab, trafficking discovered in RowanIndependent Tribune

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