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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

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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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Census: Rowan County grew 1 percent from 2010 to 2016 – Salisbury Post


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Census: Rowan County grew 1 percent from 2010 to 2016
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The figures show the county grew by 1.09 percent in that span. It's a smaller growth rate than most adjacent counties but better than many other counties in North Carolina. Rowan County now has 139,933 residents, according to census estimates. At the

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All 15 judges on US Court of Appeals to hear Rowan County prayer case tomorrow – The Progressive Pulse


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All 15 judges on US Court of Appeals to hear Rowan County prayer case tomorrow
The Progressive Pulse
All 15 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear a case tomorrow in Richmond, Va., about the Rowan County Board of Commissioners' current prayer policy. The process is referred to as en banc review. It was granted in response
Federal court of appeals reviews prayer at Rowan Co. meetingsWSOC Charlotte
Court to hear Rowan County prayer caseWXII The Triad
Our Opinion: Court ruling may change city, county boards' prayer practicesThe Wilson Times (subscription)
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Big drug bust on Artz Road part of federal case – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Big drug bust on Artz Road part of federal case
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According to an affidavit obtained from the Rowan County Courthouse, the conspiracy dates back to 2014, when the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation began targeting state-based methamphetamine rings. The investigation lasted three years.
31 Arrested in Major Rowan Co. Drug RingWFMYNews2.com

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Rowan County commissioner offends teachers on social media – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Rowan County commissioner offends teachers on social media
WSOC Charlotte
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Teachers felt disrespected after a social media post by a Rowan County commissioner referred to teachers as sheep. They spoke out about the post Monday night at a county commission meeting and got a direct and angry response …

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Driver airlifted in serious Rowan County crash – WBTV


WBTV
Driver airlifted in serious Rowan County crash
WBTV
A driver survived after smashing a tow truck into a tree in Rockwell Thursday morning. The wreck happened around 11:46 a.m. in the 10000 block of Old Beatty Ford Road, shutting the area down for a time. Troopers say the driver, 70-year-old Terry
Update: Man seriously injured in head-on collision with a tree has diedSalisbury Post

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Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Salisbury Post
Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post – North Carolina ACLU Legal Director Chris Brook on Wednesday speaks to reporters after oral arguments in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Brook represents three Rowan County residents who are challenging county …
Who can lead prayer before Rowan County meeting? The Supreme Court may have to decideCharlotte Observer
Rowan commission chairman Edds confident ahead of hearingWBTV
Q&A: Arguments For, Against Rowan County Meeting PrayersWFAE
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