Davidson County, North Carolina Genealogy Guide

Davidson County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on December 9, 1822 from Rowan County. This county was named for William Lee Davidson (1746–1781), an American Revolutionary War general who was mortally wounded at Cowan's Ford. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.

Davidson County is bordered by Davie County (northwest), Forsyth County (north), Guilford County (northeast), Montgomery County (south), Randolph County (east), Rowan County (southwest).

Davidson County Cities and Towns include Denton, Lexington, Midway, Thomasville, Wallburg, Arcadia, Churchland, Reeds, SilverValley, Southmont, Tyro, Welcome, YadkinCollege. A Map of Davidson County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Davidson County Townships include Abbotts Creek, Alleghany, Arcadia, Boone, Conrad Hill, Cotton Grove, Emmons, Hampton, Healing Spring, Jackson Hill, Lexington, Midway, Reedy Creek, Silver Hill, Thomasville, Tyro, and Yadkin College. View a Map of Davidson County Townships.

Davidson County, North Carolina Courthouse Records

Davidson County, North Carolina Courthouse
Davidson County, NC Courthouse


Old Davidson County Courthouse

The Davidson County Courthouse is located in Lexington, 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 Davidson 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 Davidson County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1866 by fire

  • Davidson County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1822, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1808. 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.
  • Davidson County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1817, Court Records from 1820 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.
  • Davidson County Tax Assessor / Collector
  • Davidson Co. North Carolina County Health Department

Davidson County, North Carolina Census Records

Davidson County, North Carolina Vital Records

Davidson County, North Carolina Resources

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