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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:

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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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New Jersey murder suspect arrested in Rowan County – myfox8.com


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New Jersey murder suspect arrested in Rowan County
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A murder suspect from New Jersey was arrested in Rowan County late last month. On March 28, North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrested 33-year-old Arturo Alomas on Interstate 85, charging him with felony speeding to elude …
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22-year-old woman killed in Rowan County head-on collision – WBTV


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22-year-old woman killed in Rowan County head-on collision
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One woman was airlifted from the scene of a Rowan County crash and another woman was pronounced dead on site. Both woman are reportedly from Salisbury. Troopers say 22-year-old Phantasha Krystal Sky Cook was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima when …




Rowan County man arrested after deputies find marijuana in 6-year-old’s closet – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man arrested after deputies find marijuana in 6-year-old's closet
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday after deputies say they found marijuana in a 6-year-old's closet. Travis Wayne Coley, 27, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana; maintaining a …
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Missing Inmate Found in Rowan County – TWC News


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Missing Inmate Found in Rowan County
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POLKTON, N.C. — Authorities have found a man who escaped from the minimum security unit of Brown Creek Correctional Institution Tuesday night. They said 22-year-old Devin Brown, who is serving a five-year sentence for habitual impaired driving, was …
Escaped inmate captured in Rowan CountyWXII The Triad
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Toddler found wandering alone in Rowan County two days in a row; mother arrested – myfox8.com


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Toddler found wandering alone in Rowan County two days in a row; mother arrested
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SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury woman is facing charges after deputies found her 2-year-old son wandering around outside all alone, according to WBTV. Annie Oxendine, 31, is charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of contributing to the …
NC woman charged after toddler found wandering alone, living in 'filthy' conditionsWNCN
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Rowan County rescue owner cleared of animal abandonment charges – Examiner.com

Rowan County rescue owner cleared of animal abandonment charges
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A Rowan County, North Carolina rescue owner has been cleared of animal abandonment charges after an Iredell County District Court Judge dismissed the charges earlier this month. As a result, Jennifer Frasier will once again be allowed to rescue cats, …


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