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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Davie County'''
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Guide to '''Davie County North Carolina genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Davie_County,_North_Carolina|Davie County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6N16_Davie_County_Courthouse_Mocksville_NC Davie County Courthouse]<br>123 S Main Street<br>Mocksville, NC 27028<br>Phone: 336-751-2513<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial and land records<br>Clerk Superio Court has divorce&nbsp;and court records from 1834<br>probate records from 1837<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davie County, North Carolina. Page 508 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Davie was formed in 1836 from Rowan. It was named in honor of William Richardson Davie, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, a member of the Federal Convention of 1787, governor of North Carolina, special envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to France, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Davidson, Rowan, Iredell, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties. The present area is 264 square miles .... In 1837 the court was ordered to be held at Mocksville. Mocksville, incorporated in 1839, is the county seat.
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Davie was formed in 1836 from Rowan. It was named in honor of William Richardson Davie, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, a member of the Federal Convention of 1787, governor of North Carolina, special envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to France, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Davidson, Rowan, Iredell, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties. The present area is 264 square miles .... In 1837 the court was ordered to be held at Mocksville. Mocksville, incorporated in 1839, is the county seat.  
  
..., beginning at the junction of the North and South Yadkin rivers; thence up the South Yadkin river, to the Iredell county line; and all that part of the present county of Rowan, lying and being north of said river, shall hereafter constitute a separate and distinct county, to be called and known by the name of Davie, in honor of the revolutionary patriot, William R. Davie; ....
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..., beginning at the junction of the North and South Yadkin rivers; thence up the South Yadkin river, to the Iredell county line; and all that part of the present county of Rowan, lying and being north of said river, shall hereafter constitute a separate and distinct county, to be called and known by the name of Davie, in honor of the revolutionary patriot, William R. Davie; ....  
  
In 1925 an act to make certain and define the boundary line between Davie and Forsyth was passed.
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In 1925 an act to make certain and define the boundary line between Davie and Forsyth was passed.  
  
That the Yadkin River be and the same is hereby made, fixed and designated as the true and correct boundary line between the counties of Davie and Forsyth.
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That the Yadkin River be and the same is hereby made, fixed and designated as the true and correct boundary line between the counties of Davie and Forsyth.  
  
''above quoted from The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt; published by NC Department of Cultural Resources; pages 88-89.''<br>
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''above quoted from The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt; published by NC Department of Cultural Resources; pages 88-89.''<br>  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1836'''--Davie County was created 20 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Mocksville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1836'''--Davie County was created 20 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Mocksville <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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
See list at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/PopulatedPlaces.pdf  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/PopulatedPlaces.pdf Populated Places in Davie County ]
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/CensusTownships.pdf Townships as listed in the US Census, 1790-1930]
Townships as listed in the US Census, 1790-1930, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/CensusTownships.pdf http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/CensusTownships.pdf]  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]]  
 
*[[Rowan County, North Carolina|Rowan]]  
 
*[[Yadkin County, North Carolina|Yadkin]]
 
*[[Yadkin County, North Carolina|Yadkin]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Ncdavie.png|thumb|right|400px|Ncdavie.png]]
  
 
==== '''Records at Davie County Public Library'''  ====
 
==== '''Records at Davie County Public Library'''  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/bibleindex.pdf Index to Bible Records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/bibleindex.pdf Index to Bible Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/ Branson's North Carolina Business Directories]'''- '''Look under "Other Links"
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/ Branson's North Carolina Business Directories]'''- '''Look under "Other Links"
  
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'''Books'''  
 
'''Books'''  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/daviebooks.pdf List of books about Davie County ]found in the Martin-Wall History Room  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/daviebooks.pdf List of books about Davie County ]found in the Martin-Wall History Room  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf Books for Sale at Davie County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]<br> <br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf Books for Sale at Davie County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]<br> <br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
For a list of cemeteries and directions for finding them, see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/Cemeteries.pdf  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/Cemeteries.pdf Davie County Cemetery Lists &amp; Directions]
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*[http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery1Rev.pdf Index to persons&nbsp;in Cemetery book 1]
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*[http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery%20Book%202Rev.pdf Index to persons in Cemetery book 2 ]<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie/daviecemeteries.html Davie County Cemeteries in USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/davie/index.htm Davie County Cemeteries]- Cemetery Census
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1680 Davie County Cemeteries- Find-A-Grave]
  
Index to persons&nbsp;in cemetery book 1&nbsp;is at http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery1Rev.pdf<br>Index to persons in cemetery book 2 is at http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery%20Book%202Rev.pdf
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==== Census  ====
  
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/DavieChurches.pdf Churches in Davie County, North Carolina]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/DavieChurches.pdf Churches in Davie County, North Carolina]  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/davie/churches.htm Davie County Churches &amp; Cemeteries]
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*'''[1790-1916]''' Church Records of Rowan, Davie, Iredell and Stanly counties, North Carolina. Record of Baptist, Lutheran &amp; Methodists. Originals at Rowan Public Library. FHL US/CAN Film 313,885.
  
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===== Baptist =====
  
Guardian Accounts, Davie County, 1846 through 1859,  
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*'''Dutchman's Creek.''' Established by 1773.<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
  
see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/guardian.pdf
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*'''Bear Creek'''
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**'''[1792-1860] '''Bear Creek Baptist Church Minutes. Available at North Carolina Libraries and Archives in Raleigh.  
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**'''[1859-1963]''' Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) records. Available at Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives. Wake Forest University.<br>
  
Apprentice Bonds, Davie County, 1829 through 1859,
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see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/apprenticebonds.pdf
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==== Court  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/guardian.pdf Guardian Accounts, Davie County, 1846 through 1859]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/apprenticebonds.pdf Apprentice Bonds, Davie County, 1829 through 1859]&nbsp;  
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*Davie County USGenWeb Archives - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie/daviecourt.html Court Records]
  
'''Images'''
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<br> '''Images'''  
  
See http://www.digitalnc.org/counties/davie-county
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*[http://www.digitalnc.org/counties/davie-county DigitalNC: North Carolina Heritage-Davie County]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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Land records are at the courthouse annex across the street from the courthouse on Main Street in Mocksville.  
 
Land records are at the courthouse annex across the street from the courthouse on Main Street in Mocksville.  
  
Register of Deeds records are online at [http://www.daviencrod.org www.daviencrod.org]  
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[http://www.co.davie.nc.us/Departments/Register%20of%20Deeds/register_of_deeds.htm Davie County Register of Deeds]<br>123 South Main Street<br>Mocksville, NC 27028<br>(336) 753.6080
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[http://www.daviencrod.org/ Online Records Search]<br><br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps<br>  ====
 
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For sale from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf Davie County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]:  
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*For sale from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf Davie County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]:
  
Hughes Historical<br>1887 Alderman  
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#Hughes Historical  
 
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1923 Merrell  
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#1923 Merrell
 
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<br>Communities in Davie County are listed in the [http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/LocalHistory%20Index.pdf Local History Directory], Pgs. 7-8
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Maps for Davie County from the [http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP2=exact&CISOBOX2=Davie%20County&CISOFIELD2=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP3=any&CISOBOX3=&CISOFIELD3=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP4=none&CISOBOX4=&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all&t=a UNC Digital Map Collection]
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*Communities in Davie County are listed in the [http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/LocalHistory%20Index.pdf Local History Directory], Pgs. 7-8
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*Maps for Davie County from the [http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP2=exact&CISOBOX2=Davie%20County&CISOFIELD2=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP3=any&CISOBOX3=&CISOFIELD3=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP4=none&CISOBOX4=&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all&t=a UNC Digital Map Collection]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie/daviemilitary.html Davie County USGenWeb Archives&nbsp;Military Pages]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie/daviemilitary.html Davie County USGenWeb Archives&nbsp;Military Pages]  
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/WarMonument.pdf War Memorial on the Square] pays tribute to those who died in World War I, Vietnam War, World War II, Korean War, in Beirut, and the Civil War.&nbsp; It was dedicated November 7, 1987.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/WarMonument.pdf War Memorial on the Square] pays tribute to those who died in World War I, Vietnam War, World War II, Korean War, in Beirut, and the Civil War.&nbsp; It was dedicated November 7, 1987.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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===== Civil War  =====
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*The Civil War Roster of Davie County, North Carolina by Mary Alice Miller Hasty and Hazel Miller Winfree has just been published by McFarland.&nbsp; This book contains family history, military history, and burial places for 1,147 men who served in the Confederate Army.&nbsp; To order, NC&nbsp;residents send $64.26 and non-residents of NC send $60.00 (includes tax and shipping) to M and M Books, 105 East Brick Walk Court, Mocksville NC 27028.&nbsp;
 
*The Civil War Roster of Davie County, North Carolina by Mary Alice Miller Hasty and Hazel Miller Winfree has just been published by McFarland.&nbsp; This book contains family history, military history, and burial places for 1,147 men who served in the Confederate Army.&nbsp; To order, NC&nbsp;residents send $64.26 and non-residents of NC send $60.00 (includes tax and shipping) to M and M Books, 105 East Brick Walk Court, Mocksville NC 27028.&nbsp;
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:-[[4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1837-1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books 1 to 5 (1837-1967)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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See Web Site below for Family History Library&nbsp;Catalog.
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*See Web Site below for Family History Library&nbsp;Catalog.  
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*The Davie County Registry of Deeds has copies of Birth &amp; Death certificates starting from 1913; there are copies of Marriage Records from 1836. Downloadable forms for ordering can be viewed [http://www.co.davie.nc.us/Departments/Register%20of%20Deeds/vital_records.htm Here ]<br>
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[http://www.co.davie.nc.us/Departments/Register%20of%20Deeds/register_of_deeds.htm Davie County Register of Deeds]<br>123 South Main Street<br>Mocksville, NC 27028<br>(336) 753.6080
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/history.php Davie County Public Library History Room ]is available for your use.&nbsp; See street address above.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/history.php Davie County Public Library History Room ]is available for your use.&nbsp; See street address above.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.textileheritage.org/ Cooleemee Historical Association], 14 Church Street, Cooleemee, North Carolina has a museum depicting the history of this cotton mill town.&nbsp; See also [http://www.textileheritage.org/Cooleemee/cooleemee.htm Cooleemee Preservation Efforts.]<br>
 
*[http://www.textileheritage.org/ Cooleemee Historical Association], 14 Church Street, Cooleemee, North Carolina has a museum depicting the history of this cotton mill town.&nbsp; See also [http://www.textileheritage.org/Cooleemee/cooleemee.htm Cooleemee Preservation Efforts.]<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.mindspring.com/~davienc/ Independent Davie County site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>  
 
*[http://www.mindspring.com/~davienc/ Independent Davie County site]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/ Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society.]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/ Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society.]&nbsp;  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191015&subject_disp=North+Carolina%2C+Davie&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.co.davie.nc.us/ Davie County government Web site]  
 
*[http://www.co.davie.nc.us/ Davie County government Web site]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie.htm Davie County USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/davie.htm Davie County USGenWeb Archives]
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Guide to Davie County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Davie County Courthouse
123 S Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
Phone: 336-751-2513

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial and land records
Clerk Superio Court has divorce and court records from 1834
probate records from 1837[1]

History

Davie was formed in 1836 from Rowan. It was named in honor of William Richardson Davie, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, a member of the Federal Convention of 1787, governor of North Carolina, special envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to France, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Davidson, Rowan, Iredell, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties. The present area is 264 square miles .... In 1837 the court was ordered to be held at Mocksville. Mocksville, incorporated in 1839, is the county seat.

..., beginning at the junction of the North and South Yadkin rivers; thence up the South Yadkin river, to the Iredell county line; and all that part of the present county of Rowan, lying and being north of said river, shall hereafter constitute a separate and distinct county, to be called and known by the name of Davie, in honor of the revolutionary patriot, William R. Davie; ....

In 1925 an act to make certain and define the boundary line between Davie and Forsyth was passed.

That the Yadkin River be and the same is hereby made, fixed and designated as the true and correct boundary line between the counties of Davie and Forsyth.

above quoted from The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt; published by NC Department of Cultural Resources; pages 88-89.


Parent County

1836--Davie County was created 20 December 1836 from Rowan County.
County seat: Mocksville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

  1. Daniel Boone's Parents
  2. John Stokes
  3. Hinton R. Helper
  4. Cooleemee Plantation
  5. Cokesbury School
  6. Boone Tract
  7. Hugh T. Lefler

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Records at Davie County Public Library


Books

Cemeteries

Census

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

Churches

Baptist
  • Dutchman's Creek. Established by 1773.[3]
  • Bear Creek
    • [1792-1860] Bear Creek Baptist Church Minutes. Available at North Carolina Libraries and Archives in Raleigh.
    • [1859-1963] Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) records. Available at Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives. Wake Forest University.
Lutheran

Court


Images


Land

Land records are at the courthouse annex across the street from the courthouse on Main Street in Mocksville.

Davie County Register of Deeds
123 South Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 753.6080


Online Records Search

Local Histories

The First 3 books can be ordered from theDavie County Historical & Genealogical Society:

Maps

  1. Hughes Historical
  2. 1887 Alderman
  3. 1923 Merrell


Military

Civil War
  • The Civil War Roster of Davie County, North Carolina by Mary Alice Miller Hasty and Hazel Miller Winfree has just been published by McFarland.  This book contains family history, military history, and burial places for 1,147 men who served in the Confederate Army.  To order, NC residents send $64.26 and non-residents of NC send $60.00 (includes tax and shipping) to M and M Books, 105 East Brick Walk Court, Mocksville NC 27028. 

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

-4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

Davie Record, 1899 - 1956

Mocksville Herald, January 4, 1912 - December 26, 1912

Mocksville Enterprise, January 5, 1922 - March 27, 1924

Davie County Enterprise-Record, 1922 - present

Cooleemee: Erwin Chatter Nov 1944 - March 1954; Cooleemee Journal July 1, 1965 - June 27, 1971

These newspapers can be searched on microfilm at the Davie County Public Library History Room.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • See Web Site below for Family History Library Catalog.
  • The Davie County Registry of Deeds has copies of Birth & Death certificates starting from 1913; there are copies of Marriage Records from 1836. Downloadable forms for ordering can be viewed Here

Address:

Davie County Register of Deeds
123 South Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 753.6080



Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davie 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), 1:476. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.