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Contents

County Courthouse

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 [1]




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

Records at Davie County Public Library


Books

Cemeteries

Churches

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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.

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 

Web Sites

References


 

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