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Davie County History

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History of Davie County, North Carolina

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History/Timeline

Davie County, located in the western part of North Carolina's Piedmont region, was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named for William R. Davie, governor from 1798 to 1799 and founder of the University of North Carolina. Saponi Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the region. The county seat, Mocksville, was known as "Mocks Old Field" before it was incorporated in 1839. Other communities in the county include Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Farmington.[1]

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Davie County Profiles
Davie County Topics
Cemteries | | Religious Institutions | Rowan County Regiment (American Revolution) | Schools | Slavery

Demographics

Census Summary

YearPopulationYearPopulationYearPopulationYearPopulation
1838 18407,574 18507,866 18608,494
18709,620 188011,096 189011,621 190012,115
191013,394 192013,578 193014,386 194014,909
195015,420 196016,728 197018,855 198024,599
199027,859 200034,835 201041,240 2020TBD

Populated Places

Townships
Clarksville, Farmington, Fulton, Jerusalem, Mocksville, Shady Grove
Towns (date of first post office/establishment)
Bermuda Run (1999), Cooleemee (1900), Fulton (1822)[2], Mocksville (1830/1839)[3] (1830, county seat)[4]
Unincorporated Communities
Advance[5] (1877), Cornatzer (1892), Farmington (1837), Hillsdale, Maine, Sheffield (1893), Turkeyfoot[6]

Former Towns in Davie County with dates post offices operated
Augusta1888-1902
Bailey1890-1802
Bend1901-1911
Bixby1898-1935
Calahan1858-1932
Cana1875-1954
Clarksville1855-1869
County Line1837-1906
Dulins1887-1905
Dutchman1894-1898
Elbaville1870-1902
Ephesus1890-1906
Felix1886-1905
Florence1877-1878
Fork1913-1918, 1937-1955
Fork Church1876-1906
Halls Ferry1878-1902
Holman1878-1906
Jerusalem1850-1902
Kappa1883-1905
Kurfees1900-1902
Nestor1886-1905
Neta1890-1892
Pino1890-1906
Redland1892-1902
Selena1889-1890
Sheffield1889-1890
Smith Grove[7]1839-1839, 1846-1906
Tennyson1891-1906
Wells1899-1900

Notable People from Davie County

See also Category: North Carolina, Notables for profiles already in Wikitree.

Name Birth and DeathKnown for
Daniel Boone1734-1820lived near Mocksville 1750-66. His father, Squire Boone, Sr., was the Justice of the Peace for Mocksville. Squire Boone and his wife Sarah are buried in Mocksville in Joppa Cemetery
Thomas Wilson Ferebee1918-2000bombardier on the Enola Gay during the bombing of Hiroshima
Joe Gibbs1940- Hall of Fame NFL coach and NASCAR team owner
Bob Gosse1963- film producer and director
Hinton Rowan Helper1829-1909abolitionist and author of The Impending Crisis of the South. His residence in Mocksville, Hinton Rowan Helper House, is now a monument.

Genealogy Sources

Footnotes

  1. #NCPedia
  2. Rowan County till 1836
  3. Rowan County till 1836
  4. Rowan County till 1836
  5. The common area of Advance includes several smaller unincorporated communities that are not recognized by the Postal Service: Bixby, Cornatzer, Farmington (south of Spillman Road), Fork Church, Fulton, Hillsdale, Redland, Shady Grove and Smith Grove
  6. on the Davie/Iredell County Line
  7. Rowan County until 1836




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