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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Rowan County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Rowan County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

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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Rowan County man charged after child pornography investigation – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man charged after child pornography investigation
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of uploading images of child pornography, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Seth Holshouser, 27, of Salisbury, is charged with four counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a …
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Two separate road closures coming up soon in Rowan County – WBTV


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Two separate road closures coming up soon in Rowan County
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In addition to that closures, N.C. Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will start repairing a concrete slab along an eastbound portion of Statesville Blvd at the Second Creek bridge in western Rowan County next week. The work will
Road repair to affect travel in RowanSalisbury Post

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UNC law professor to speak at Rowan County Democrats meeting – Salisbury Post


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UNC law professor to speak at Rowan County Democrats meeting
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The Director of the University of North Carolina Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is scheduled to speak at the Rowan County Democratic Party's Thursday meeting. UNC Law Professor Gene Nichol is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. in the …

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Update: Woman and child located in Rowan County, both in good condition – myfox8.com


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Update: Woman and child located in Rowan County, both in good condition
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According to a release the woman entered the administration building at Catawba College in Salisbury and asked about joining the U.S. Armed Services. Personnel said they called 911 immediately because of her strange behavior. The woman will be …
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2 people hit and killed by separate trains Sunday night – Charlotte Observer

2 people hit and killed by separate trains Sunday night
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Two people were hit and killed by trains in separate incidents in Spencer on Sunday night, authorities said. Both victims had been sitting on the train tracks near the N.C. Transportation Museum in Rowan County when they were hit, said Paul Worley

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Fireworks for the Fourth – Salisbury Post

Fireworks for the Fourth
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Saturday is Independence Day. The national holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebrations will take place across the country, and fireworks will light up the night sky. Here's a listing of firework

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