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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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Yadkin’s Aaron Church named new Rowan County Manager – WBTV

Yadkin's Aaron Church named new Rowan County Manager
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Church worked as a congressional aide for the U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC 5th District) for two years and has spent three years in Burke County as the Assistant to the County Manager prior to taking the job in Yadkin County. Church and wife …

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Tourism revenue growing in Rowan County – Salisbury Post

Tourism revenue growing in Rowan County
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Tourists seem to be traveling to Rowan County in increasing numbers. A report released last week by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows a steady increase in the amount of revenue generated in the local tourism industry. The most recent numbers are …

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Deputies: Newport teen arrested in Rowan County after kidnapping, assault – WNCT

Deputies: Newport teen arrested in Rowan County after kidnapping, assault
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NEWPORT, N.C. – A Newport teen is behind bars in Rowan County on kidnapping and assault charges. 18-year-old Aaron Dean Brock is accused of kidnapping and assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend. She's not been identified by deputies because she's a …

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Flying squirrel in Rowan County? Catawba professor has the proof – WBTV

Flying squirrel in Rowan County? Catawba professor has the proof
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