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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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UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old boy Rowan Co. boy found
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He was located at 1025 Cherry Brook Ct., which is located off 28th Street in Kannapolis, N.C. He had no injuries and has been returned home. PREVIOUS STORY: ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are attempting to locate a missing 12-year-old boy who …

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Missing Rowan County man’s car found burned in Sampson County – WXII The Triad


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Missing Rowan County man's car found burned in Sampson County
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Elisha Maurice Walker's silver Pontiac Sunfire was found burned in Sampson County Sunday morning, Rowan County deputies said Tuesday. Sampson County deputies believe the car was intentionally set on fire. Walker's mother reported him missing to …
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Two Rowan County pet owners were arrested after officials say their dogs were so deprived of food they resorted to eating several puppies. Danielle Morris, 37, and Nathan Morris, 42, of China Grove, are both charged with cruelty …
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Gold Hill, N.C., man has been charged after having sexual encounters with two students at his home. On Nov. 21 the Rowan County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office about a sexual offense case …
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Car belonging to missing Rowan Co. man found burned – myfox8.com


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Car belonging to missing Rowan Co. man found burned
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Rowan County man charged with trafficking opiates – myfox8.com


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Rowan County man charged with trafficking opiates
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of multiple offenses of trafficking opiates. Henry Herman Blankenship, 69, of Salisbury, is charged with three counts of trafficking heroin/opium, three counts of possession with intent to …
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