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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Davidson County'''  
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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Guide to '''Davidson County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== Incorporated Cities and Towns ===
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{{NCDC}}
  
=== Townships  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Davidson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption NCGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/davidson/ Davidson Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Nc-davidson.png
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| state = North Carolina
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| state_map = North_Carolina.png
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| founded year = 1822
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Lexington
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}}
  
=== Unincorporated Communities ===
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== County Courthouse ==
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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[http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/ Davidson County Courthouse]<br>P O Box 464 <br>Lexington, NC 27293<br>Phone: 336-242-2150<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial<br>land records from 1823<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce<br>probate and court records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1822'''--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822&nbsp;from [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Lexington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1866--'''Courthouse fire may have destroyed some records.
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Davie County, North Carolina|Davie]]
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*[[Forsyth County, North Carolina|Forsyth]]
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*[[Guilford County, North Carolina|Guilford]]
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*[[Montgomery County, North Carolina|Montgomery]]
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*[[Randolph County, North Carolina|Randolph]]
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*[[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]]
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*[[Stanly County, North Carolina|Stanly]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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[[Image:Ncdavidson.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncdavidson.png]]
  
== References ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
=== Bibiography  ===
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=91884 Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville] BillionGraves
  
=== Genealogy and History Websites ===
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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*'''Abbott's Creek.''' Established 1753.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:290-292. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}</ref><ref name="car">"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan County]].
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*'''Lick Creek.''' Established 1787.<ref name="car" />
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===== German Reformed  =====
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*'''Beck's Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church.''' Established 1788.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
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*'''Pilgrim Church,''' near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.<ref>"Pilgrim Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref> Originally located in [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan County]].
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There was a German Reformed and Lutheran Church in Bethany.<ref>"Davidson County, North Carolina," ''Carolana,'' http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.</ref>
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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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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*'''1823-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1823-1963)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/davidson Davidson County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Davidson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
  
[[Category: Davidson County, North Carolina]]
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Guide to Davidson County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded 1822
County Seat Lexington
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Contents

County Courthouse

Davidson County Courthouse
P O Box 464
Lexington, NC 27293
Phone: 336-242-2150

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial
land records from 1823
Clerk Superio Court has divorce
probate and court records from 1823[1]

History

Parent County

1822--Davidson County was created 9 December 1822 from Rowan County.
County seat: Lexington [2]

Record Loss

1866--Courthouse fire may have destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncdavidson.png

Cemeteries

Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville BillionGraves

Census

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

Church Records

Baptist
  • Abbott's Creek. Established 1753.[3][4] Originally located in Rowan County.
  • Lick Creek. Established 1787.[4]
German Reformed
  • Beck's Church, near Lexington, N.C. Established about 1765.[5]
  • Beulah (Sauers) Reformed Church. Established 1788.[6]
  • Pilgrim Church, near Lexington, N.C. Also known as Leonhardt's (Leonard's) Church. Established about 1757.[7] Originally located in Rowan County.

There was a German Reformed and Lutheran Church in Bethany.[8]

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

North Carolina Davidson County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davidson County, North Carolina. Page 508 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. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:290-292. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  5. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  6. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  7. "Pilgrim Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012; "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.
  8. "Davidson County, North Carolina," Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/davidson_county_nc.html, accessed 23 October 2012.