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Davidson County, North Carolina History

When was Davidson County, NC Created?
Davidson County was created on December 9, 1822 from Rowan County (Old Davidson County was formed in 1783 and ceded to the United States in 1790 as part of the Southwest Territory). This county was named for William Lee Davidson (1746–1781), an American Revolutionary War general who was mortally wounded at Cowan's Ford.

What is the County Seat of Davidson County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Lexington also, the county government website is www.co.davidson.nc.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Davidson County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Davie County (northwest), Forsyth County (north), Guilford County (northeast), Montgomery County (south), Randolph County (east), Rowan County (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Davidson County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Denton, Lexington, Midway, Thomasville, Wallburg, Arcadia, Churchland, Reeds, SilverValley, Southmont, Tyro, Welcome, YadkinCollege.


Davidson County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Davidson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Davidson County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Davidson County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Davidson County clerk of court.

You can search online for Davidson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide


Davidson County, NC Census Records

What Davidson County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Davidson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Davidson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Davidson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide


Davidson County, NC Courthouse and Government Records


Davidson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Davidson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Davidson County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1866 by fire


Old Davidson County Courthouse

Davidson County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Davidson County, NC?
A list of Davidson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Davidson County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Davidson County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Davidson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Davidson Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Davidson Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Davidson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Davidson Co. NC General and History Websites

Davidson Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Davidson Co. NC Military Records

Davidson Co. NC Schools & Directories

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