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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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GREENSBORO, NC—A former Rowan County couple was sentenced on fraud charges today, according to Ripley Rand, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. Sandy Wade Parsons, 41, and Casey Stone Parsons, 40, were sentenced …
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Man charged in connection to runaway Rowan County teen located in Concord – myfox8.com


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Man charged in connection to runaway Rowan County teen located in Concord
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of helping a Rowan County teenager run away from home. Philip Michael Goodman, 29, of Concord, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Following an investigation into runaway …
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Proposed Tax Bill Gets Mixed Reaction from Rowan County Leaders – TWC News

Proposed Tax Bill Gets Mixed Reaction from Rowan County Leaders
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SALISBURY, N.C.Rowan County leaders say there are pros and cons to a bill in the General Assembly that would move sales tax dollars around North Carolina. Some urban leaders have come out against moving revenue from where it was earned.

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Changes on the Way for Rowan County Animal Shelter – TWC News


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Changes on the Way for Rowan County Animal Shelter
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Nine members will be elected to an animal task force on Monday, March 30. But already, some volunteers have noticed changes. Jan Holsinger, who works with Boston Terrier Rescue of the Carolinas, said within a year, she's been impressed. "There's been a …




Rowan County man, with criminal drug record in California, arrested on firearm … – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man, with criminal drug record in California, arrested on firearm
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man in Salisbury was arrested on multiple firearm and drug-related charges Thursday. Kristopher Steven Maldonado, 24, who is a known gang member with a felony drug record in California, was arrested at his parent's home.
'Known Gang Member' Arrested in Rowan CountyTWC News

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Man on most wanted list for 8 years in Rowan County arrested in Louisiana – myfox8.com


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Man on most wanted list for 8 years in Rowan County arrested in Louisiana
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who has been on their most wanted list since 2007. Maurice Boyd Woodward, 52, was arrested in Louisiana on Saturday. Sgt. Carl Dangerfield was researching the Rowan County …
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