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Rowan County Genealogy

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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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Salisbury and Rowan County wake up to several inches of snow – WBTV


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Salisbury and Rowan County wake up to several inches of snow
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There were some accidents reported, including one of a car that ran off the road and down an embankment off Highway 801 in western Rowan County. Duke Power was also reported several dozen power outages across the county, but not the widespread …
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Cabarrus man donates rare Rowan County mining map to NC Archives – Salisbury Post


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Cabarrus man donates rare Rowan County mining map to NC Archives
Salisbury Post
After holding a cherished spot on the wall of his house in Midland for many years, Welch officially donated Thursday — on behalf of the heirs of his grandfather, Robert Lang Welch — the 1884 map of the southeastern portion of Rowan County to the N.C. …




Couple dead in Rowan County murder-suicide – WXII The Triad


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Couple dead in Rowan County murder-suicide
WXII The Triad
around 2 p.m. Sunday in the bedroom of their home on Eudy Road in China Grove. Rowan County deputies believe Steven shot Kimberly in the head before shooting himself. Deputies said they had never responded to reports of disturbances at the home.
Sheriff's office investigating murder-suicide in China GroveSalisbury Post
Rowan County sheriff's deputies suspect murder-suicide in China Grove Greenfield Daily Reporter
China Grove couple dead in apparent murder-suicideIndependent Tribune
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Rowan County man steals car from dealership after test drive – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man steals car from dealership after test drive
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man in Rowan County was arrested after police recovered a car stolen from a dealership in January. David Anthony Monroe, 24, was arrested and charged with possession and larceny of a stolen vehicle. Cloninger Ford reported …

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Rowan-Salisbury schools official on leave pending investigation – WCNC


WCNC
Rowan-Salisbury schools official on leave pending investigation
WCNC
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A school official from Rowan County has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Rowan-Salisbury Schools placed the Director of Exceptional Children Program, Dr. Crystal Vail, on leave Tuesday due to an …
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Taser did not stop Rowan County man with hatchet – myfox8.com


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Taser did not stop Rowan County man with hatchet
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Rowan County man is behind bars after he threatened deputies with a hatchet. Authorities were trying to serve a warrant on Donald Rayfield Jr. Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his mother. When deputies arrived at the house …

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