Davie County, North Carolina Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Parent County

1836--Davie County was created 20 December 1836 from Rowan County.  County seat: Mocksville [1]




Daniel Boone’s Parents
John Stokes
Hinton R. Helper
Cooleemee Plantation
Cokesbury School
Boone Tract
Hugh T. Lefler


Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

See list at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/PopulatedPlaces.pdf

Townships as listed in the US Census, 1790-1930, see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/CensusTownships.pdf

Neighboring Counties



For a list of cemeteries and directions for finding them, see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/Cemeteries.pdf

Index to persons in cemetery book 1 is at http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery1Rev.pdf
Index to persons in cemetery book 2 is at http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/Cemetery%20Book%202Rev.pdf

These are browsable but not searchable. 



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

Guardian Accounts, Davie County, 1846 through 1859,

see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/guardian.pdf


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 www.daviencrod.org

Local Histories

Davie County: A Brief History by James W. Wall

Davie County Heritage

The Historic Architecture of Davie County by Kirk Franklin Mohney, indexed by surname

These books can be ordered.  See www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf

Maps and Books for Sale

Lagle Land Grant
Hughes Historical
1887 Alderman

Ordering information at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/sales.pdf

Communities in Davie County are listed at www.library.daviecounty.org/information/LocalHistory%20Index.pdf pages 7 - 8.


The 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.  It was dedicated November 7, 1987.  For a list of names see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/WarMonument.pdf

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. 


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.



Vital Records

See Web Site below for Family History Library Catalog.

Societies and Libraries 

Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7 pm in the History Room of Davie County Public Library, 371 North Main Street, Mocksville, North Carolina 27028.  Their Web site is http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncdavhgs/.  This web site describes the organization, dues, items for sale, quarterly newsletters and programs.

Davie County Public Library History Room is available for your use.  See street address above.  http://www.library.daviecounty.org/information/history.php

Cooleemee Historical Association, 14 Church Street, Cooleemee, North Carolina has a museum depicting the history of this cotton mill town.  www.TextileHeritage.org; click on "Cooleemee" at top of screen.

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