Catawba County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Catawba County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on December 12, 1842 from Lincoln County. This county was named for the Catawba Nation, an Indian tribe which lived in that section of the State. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Catawba County is bordered by Alexander County (north), Iredell County (east), Lincoln County (south), Burke County (west), Caldwell County (northwest).

Catawba County Cities and Towns include Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, LakeNormanofCatawba, Maiden, MountainView, Newton, SherrillsFord, Longview, St.Stephens. A Map of Catawba County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Catawba County Townships include Bandy's, Caldwell, Catawba, Clines, Hickory, Jacobs Fork, Mountain Creek,Newton, and Longview. View a Map of Catawba County Townships.

Catawba County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Catawba County, North Carolina Courthouse
Catawba County, NC Courthouse

The Catawba County Courthouse is located in Newton, North Carolina. Learn More About State of North Carolina Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Catawba county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Also see the Catawba County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.

  • Catawba County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1843, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1837. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
  • Catawba County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1843, Court Records from 1843 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
  • Catawba County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Catawba Co. North Carolina County Health Department

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