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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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Rowan County Airport Director takes job at NC DOT – Salisbury Post


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Rowan County Airport Director takes job at NC DOT
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In an advertisement for the position, Rowan County asks for candidates with a bachelor's degree in aviation, public safety, personnel management or a related field. The ad also asks for licensed engineers or pilots and four years of experience in




2-alarm fire breaks out at Rowan County business – WSOC Charlotte


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2-alarm fire breaks out at Rowan County business
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon at a business in Rowan County. Emergency crews were called to Gildan Yarns, a T-shirt maker, on Heilig Road just outside of Salisbury. Rowan County communications said …
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Sex offender charged in Rowan Co. woman’s ‘brutal’ death to face judge – WSOC Charlotte


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Sex offender charged in Rowan Co. woman's 'brutal' death to face judge
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – A registered sex offender who police have charged in connection with a 53-year-old Rowan County woman's death will face a judge Thursday. [RELATED: Woman found dead in Rowan County home; man seen driving her car].
Man Charged in Rowan County Murder CaseTWC News
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Four Arrested For Felony Cock Fighting in NC: Rowan County Sheriff – WFMY News 2


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Four Arrested For Felony Cock Fighting in NC: Rowan County Sheriff
WFMY News 2
ROWAN COUNTY, NC – Four men were arrested after deputies found evidence of chicken fighting at a Rockwell home. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 600 block of Geneva Drive in Rockwell on a chicken fighting call …
Four arrested in cockfighting operation in Rowan CountyWBTV
More than a dozen dead chickens found during cockfighting investigationWSOC Charlotte
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Plane makes emergency landing in Rowan County, officials say – WBTV


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Plane makes emergency landing in Rowan County, officials say
WBTV
No one was injured when a single engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing in China Grove Friday afternoon, officials said. The plane had to make the emergency landing around 1 p.m. in the Lentz Road area near Fred Road. According to …
Small plane makes emergency landing in Rowan CountyWCNC
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Woman found dead in Rowan County home; man seen driving her car – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Woman found dead in Rowan County home; man seen driving her car
WSOC Charlotte
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies on Friday investigated the death of Shelia Godfrey, 53, whose body was found in her home, and are looking for a man seen driving her sport utility vehicle. Godfrey, who lived at 175 Lyerly Pond Road off Faith Road in …
Man being sought after woman found dead in Rowan CountyFOX 46 Charlotte
Man being sought after woman found dead in Rowan County homeWBTV
Rowan County woman found dead in her homeSalisbury Post
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