Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Davie County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records


Davie County, North Carolina
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Founded 20 December, 1836
County Seat Mocksville
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County Information


Davie County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for William R. Davie, Governor from 1798-1799 and founder of the University of North Carolina[1].

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Davie County Courthouse

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

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1834
probate records from 1837[2]

Register of Deeds
123 S. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
Telephone: 336-753-6080
Fax: 336-751-0154

Clerk of Superior Court
140 S Main St
Mocksville, NC 27028
Telephone: (336) 936-3000


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 of Davie County: Mocksville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


  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

Neighboring Counties



Records at Davie County Public Library



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Cemetery Census all graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.


1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830 view Rowan County census


  • Bear Creek
    • [1792-1860] Bear Creek Baptist Church Minutes (1792-1860) online.
    • [1859-1963] Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) records. Available at Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives. Wake Forest University.
  • Eaton's. Minute book (1772-1924) available online. See also this online collection.
  • Dutchman's Creek. Established by 1773.[4] Records (1772-1787) online.

County Records


  • DigitalNC: North Carolina Heritage-Davie County
  • 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 at Register of Deeds


    1. Hughes Historical
    2. 1887 Alderman
    3. 1923 Merrell
    4. Lagle Land Grant


    Revolutionary War
    Civil War

    Online Records

    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, North Carolina residents should 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.

    Regiments. Service men in Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy:

    -4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
    - 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry formerly the 3rd Volunteers., Company F
    - 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company B
    - 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company G
    - 4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company A
    - 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (63rd Regiment Volunteers), Company H
    - 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company F
    Spanish-American War

    World War I
    World War II


    • 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.

    Davie Record and Mocksville Enterprise can be searched online. Click on "Newspaper Files".


    Online Probate Records

    Schools: book: History of Davie County Schools


    Vital Records

    • Family History Library Catalog, listing for Davie County: Here
    • The Davie County Register of Deeds has copies of Birth & Death certificates starting from 1913; there are copies of Marriage Records from 1836.
    • Land records are online: Here

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


    Societies and Libraries 

    Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society
    371 N. Main St.
    Mocksville, NC 27038

    Family History Centers

    Nearest is located at 4780 Westchester Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 336.768.8878.



    1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Davie
    2. 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.
    3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
    4. 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.
    5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4d/Iginorthcarolinaa.pdf.