Catawba County, North Carolina

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<!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->&nbsp; Catawba County was formed in December 1842 from the northern section of Lincoln County. The town of Newton was selected as the county seat in January 1845. It 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), and Hamilton (changed to Catawba).
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Catawba County'''
  
The Catawba County Genealogical Society has published several helpful volumes of cemetery records and marriage records. Researchers will find their webpage helpful: [[[[../../../../index.php?title=Www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/ccgsmain.htm&action=edit|http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/ccgsmain.htm]]<!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->]] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->  
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Guide to '''Catawba County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Catawba County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/ Catawba Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-catawba.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| founded year = 1842
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Newton
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== County Courthouse  ==
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1842</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1850</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1842</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1842</center>
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[http://www.catawbacountync.gov/ Catawba County Courthouse]<br>100 A Southwest Blvd<br>P O Box 389<br>Newton, NC 28658-0389<br>Phone: 828-465-1573
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<br>Clerk Superior Courtt has divorce, probate and court records from 1843<br>Register of Deeds has marriage&nbsp;and&nbsp;land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catawba County, North Carolina. Page 507 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1842'''--Catawba County was formed 12 December 1842&nbsp;from the northern section of [[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln]] County. <br>'''County seat''': Newton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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Many court records missing.
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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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|Newton]] | [[Clines|Clines]] | [[Caldwell|Caldwell]] | [[Jacobs Fork|Jacobs Fork]] | [[Mountain Creek|Mountain Creek]] | [[Bandys|Bandys]] | [[Hickory Tavern|Hickory Tavern]] (changed to Hickory) | [[Hamilton|Hamilton]] (changed to Catawba).
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alexander County, North Carolina|Alexander]]
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*[[Burke County, North Carolina|Burke]]
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*[[Caldwell County, North Carolina|Caldwell]]
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*[[Cleveland County, North Carolina|Cleveland]]
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*[[Iredell County, North Carolina|Iredell]]
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*[[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln]]
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== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Nccatawba.png|thumb|right|400px|Nccatawba.png]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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The [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/ccgsmain.htm 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.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*'''Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church,''' near Startown, N.C. Organized before 1797.<ref>"Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln County]].
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*'''St. John's Lutheran Church,''' near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1798.<ref>"St. John's Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln County]].  
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*'''St. Paul's Lutheran Church,''' near Conover, N.C. Organized before 1771.<ref>"Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Tryon County, North Carolina|Tryon]] and [[Lincoln County, North Carolina|Lincoln]] counties.
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Catawba County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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:*[[Catawba and Northern Trail]] pre-historic
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==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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*'''1849-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 5 (1849-1939)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Library[[Hickory Public Library|<br>]]  ==
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*[http://www.hickorygov.com/library/ Hickory Public Library] has several local history and genealogy resources
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Hickory North Carolina Family History Center]]<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Catawba|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/index.htm Catawba County NCGenweb Project], a member of [[NCGenWeb|The NCGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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== References  ==
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<references />{{North Carolina|North Carolina}}
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Guide to Catawba County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Catawba County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1842
1913
1850
1842
1842

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

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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.