North Carolina Genealogy Forum  |  North Carolina Genealogy Newsletter






Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion

Rowan County Genealogy

Sign up for our North Carolina Genealogy newsletter:

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

300x250

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.
contact overcbrat@aol.com




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


Rowan County, NC at Genforum

News related to Rowan County, NC

“rowan county” nc – Google News

Police make arrests after baby dies in Rowan County – WSOC Charlotte


Charlotte Observer
Police make arrests after baby dies in Rowan County
WSOC Charlotte
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Police arrested Amber Scarborough, 17, and Houston McCarn, 19, in connection with 2016 death of Scarborough's 2-month-old son, Kingston Aistrop. Police responded to Scarborough and McCarn's home on July 30, 2016, and …
NC teen mother and ex-boyfriend accused in death of infant son …Charlotte Observer
NC teen mom and ex-boyfriend charged in 8-week-old baby's deathWNCN
Abuse lead to death of 2-month-old child in Rowan County – Story …FOX 46 Charlotte
myfox8.com -WCNC -Winston-Salem Journal
all 10 news articles »




Part of I-85 Southbound in Rowan County closed due to wreck – Winston-Salem Journal


Winston-Salem Journal
Part of I-85 Southbound in Rowan County closed due to wreck
Winston-Salem Journal
… 85 South near U.S. 29 in Rowan County due to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. The road will remain closed for the next few hours near mile marker 64, according to an N.C. Department of Transportation news release. Motorists
I-85 reopens after tractor-trailer wreckWSOC Charlotte
Overturned tractor-trailer blocks I-85 SB in Rowan County, causes heavy backupsWBTV
Tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 85 south causes back-ups for motoristsSalisbury Post
Independent Tribune
all 42 news articles »




Un-American court demands Rowan County quit praying – Washington Times


Washington Times
Un-American court demands Rowan County quit praying
Washington Times
ANALYSIS/OPINION: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 10-5 that Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners couldn't open their government sessions with prayer. What a travesty for America, the country that




More than 4100 lose power in Rowan County, officials say – WSOC Charlotte

More than 4100 lose power in Rowan County, officials say
WSOC Charlotte
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – More than 4,100 Duke Energy customers lost power Saturday afternoon in Rowan County. Officials say the outage was caused by fallen trees and limbs that damaged equipment and power lines on Statesville Road near Welch Road …

and more »




Rowan County seeks 3rd straight NC Legion tourney title – Gaston Gazette


Gaston Gazette
Rowan County seeks 3rd straight NC Legion tourney title
Gaston Gazette
WINTERVILLE — Two-time defending state champion Rowan County seeks an unprecedented third straight title this weekend as the North Carolina American Legion state tournament begins on Friday at Pitt County Community College. To do so, Rowan …

and more »




Appeals court tells Rowan County to find another way to pray – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
Appeals court tells Rowan County to find another way to pray
Charlotte Observer
Chris Brook, legal director the ACLU of North Carolina, said the appeals court ruling makes the county's public meetings truly public once again. “The plaintiffs in this case are longtime Rowan County residents. All they ever wanted was to go the
US Appeals court says prayer at Rowan County meetings unconstitutionalWSOC Charlotte
Court: Rowan commissioners' prayer practice violates ConstitutionWRAL.com
Court: North Carolina commissioners' prayer practice violated ConstitutionCBS News
Patheos (blog) -Fox News -HuffPost
all 85 news articles »


Sign up for our North Carolina Genealogy newsletter:

Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion