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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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N.C. National Guardsman Brett Miller plays Taps with the Rowan County Honor Guard during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Hefner VA Medical Center National Cemetery in Salisbury. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post. By Post Opinion.

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Puppy Stolen from Rowan County Animal Shelter – TWC News


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Rowan County man who tried to join ISIS sentenced to 20 years – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man who tried to join ISIS sentenced to 20 years
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Rowan County man, who admitted to trying to join ISIS, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday morning in Winston-Salem. In October, Donald Ray Morgan, 44, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material …
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18-year-old high school student shot, killed in Rowan County – myfox8.com


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18-year-old high school student shot, killed in Rowan County
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SALISBURY, N.C. — Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old in Salisbury as a homicide. Officers found Steven Omari Rosario dead on the living room floor of an apartment building on South Fulton Street Monday morning. Neighbors told police …

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Judge rules against prayer before Rowan Co. Commission meetings – WCNC


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Judge rules against prayer before Rowan Co. Commission meetings
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A federal court ruled Monday that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners violated the Constitution by adopting what the ACLU calls a coercive prayer practice. The organization filed the suit in 2013 and the federal court ruling
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1 dead, child injured in Rowan County shooting – Winston-Salem Journal


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1 dead, child injured in Rowan County shooting
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — One man died and a 4-year-old was hospitalized after a shooting in East Spencer Thursday morning. Kejuan Dishad Lamont Sweat, 22, was at an apartment complex located at 800 South Long Street at 12:30 a.m. when the …
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