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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

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Rowan County, NC Query Forum

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Online Pet Supply Store to Bring 1,200 Jobs to Rowan County – Spectrum News

  1. Online Pet Supply Store to Bring 1,200 Jobs to Rowan County  Spectrum News
  2. Governor Cooper Announces 1200 Jobs in Rowan County  NC Dept of Commerce
  3. Online Pet Store Set To Bring 1,200 Jobs To Rowan County  WFMYNews2.com
  4. Governor Cooper announces 1,200 new jobs at online pet supply retailer in Rowan County  WBTV
  5. Online pet supply retailer Chewy to bring 1,200 jobs to Rowan County  WSOC Charlotte
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Gov. Cooper announces 1,200 jobs in Rowan County | News – Independent Tribune

Gov. Cooper announces 1,200 jobs in Rowan County | News  Independent Tribune

Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, has selected Rowan County for its new fulfillment center, creating 1200 new jobs and investing $55 million, Governor Roy …




Man charged in Rowan Co. teen’s kidnapping accused of sex crimes again – WSOC Charlotte

Man charged in Rowan Co. teen’s kidnapping accused of sex crimes again  WSOC Charlotte

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – A man has been arrested on suspicion of sex crimes against a child for the second time in four months, according to the Rowan Count …




Rowan County man sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for selling crack – WBTV

Rowan County man sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for selling crack  WBTV

According to the Department of Justice, 37-year-old Nekhent Supreme ALI was sentenced to a 235 months in prison on charges of distributing crack.




Rowan County middle school parent charged with stealing more than $2,700 from the band boosters club – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Rowan County middle school parent charged with stealing more than $2,700 from the band boosters club  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – A Rowan County middle school band parent is accused of stealing more than $2700 from the band boosters club. Nanette Morgan …




Sheriff: Man wanted for threatening life of local judge arrested on Friday – WBTV

Sheriff: Man wanted for threatening life of local judge arrested on Friday  WBTV

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A man wanted for allegedly threatening the life of a district court judge in Rowan County is now in custody. Keng Vang, 37, was …


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