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Founded 1842
County Seat Newton
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County Courthouse

Catawba County Courthouse
100 A Southwest Blvd
P O Box 389
Newton, NC 28658-0389
Phone: 828-465-1573


Clerk Superior Courtt has divorce, probate and court records from 1843
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1842--Catawba County was formed 12 December 1842 from the northern section of Lincoln County.
County seat: Newton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many court records missing.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Newton was divided into 8 townships in 1868. Very few changes have been made in the township boundaries since that date. The townships are: Newton | Clines | Caldwell | Jacobs Fork | Mountain Creek | Bandys | Hickory Tavern (changed to Hickory) | Hamilton (changed to Catawba).

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Catawba County Genealogical Society has published several helpful volumes of cemetery records and marriage records. Researchers will find their webpage within the Catawba County NCGenWeb site helpful.

Census

For tips on accessing Catawba County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

Lutheran
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Startown, N.C. Organized before 1797.[3] Originally located in Lincoln County.
  • St. John's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1798.[4] Previously located in Lincoln County.
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1771.[5] Previously located in Tryon and Lincoln counties.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Catawba County for European settlers included:[6]

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Library

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catawba County, North Carolina. Page 507 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  4. "St. John's Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. "Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the Early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.

 

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