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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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Organization hopes to halt Bible classes in NC school system – myfox8.com


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Organization hopes to halt Bible classes in NC school system
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Freedom from Religion Foundation has asked for Bible classes to immediately stop in elementary schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. WSOC-TV asked the school district Wednesday if Bible classes being taught in …
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Crossroads making WIC better in Rowan County – Salisbury Post

Crossroads making WIC better in Rowan County
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Although WIC applications from prospective participants will continue to take place in an in-person interview with local agency staff at Rowan County Health Department, the NC Crossroads WIC System promises to streamline the application process and …




Thomas Cobb: Rowan County youth win big at state fair – Salisbury Post

Thomas Cobb: Rowan County youth win big at state fair
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The 2014 North Carolina State Fair has come to an end, and what a great fair it was for the youth of Rowan County who participated in the Jr. Dairy Show. The morning started with Madison Sifford. Her parents lived in Rowan County but now live in Snow …




Police: Man found shot to death in Salisbury – WCNC

Police: Man found shot to death in Salisbury
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man was killed in an early Thursday morning shooting in Rowan County. Authorities said the shooting happened at an apartment complex on D Avenue near South Main Street in Salisbury around 4 a.m.. When officers arrived on …

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One dead in Rowan County house fire – myfox8.com


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One dead in Rowan County house fire
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