Location: Iredell, North Carolina, United States
Surnames/tags: North_Carolina_History North_Carolina Iredell_County
Iredell County, North Carolina
One Place Study
- 1629-1712, Province of Carolina ruled by Lords Proprietors under British rule
- 1712-1776, Province of North Carolina and Province of South Carolina created from Category:Province of Carolina
- 1734, Bladen County formed from New Hanover County
- 1750, Anson County formed from Bladen County
- 1750, Fourth Creek Congregation Established
- 1753, Rowan County created from part Anson County
- 1753, Scots-Irish and German immigrants seeking good soil, game, and proximity to freshwater had settled the area of modern-day Iredell County by 1753.
- 1754-1763, Fort Dobbs (named after Governor Arthur Dobbs) was erected as a defense facility during the French and Indian War (1754-63). Today it is a North Carolina State Historic Site.
- 1761, Coddle Creek ARP Church established in Iredell County
- 1765, Centre Presbyterian Church established in Mooresville
- 1773, William Sharpe creates map of 4th Creek Congregation
- 1775, Bethesda and Concord Presbyterian Churches established in Statesville
- 1775, Aug 1, Rowan County Regiment, North Carolina Militia established; most Iredell residents that saw service while in North Carolina, served in this Regiment; for a time in 1775 and 1782 the Regiment was divided into Rowan County Regiment I and II.
- 1776, Declaration of Indepedance
- 1776-1781, North Carolina contributed to the Revolutionary War 7,800 men in the Continental Army under General George Washington and an additional 10,000 served in local North Carolina County Regiments of militia and other State Troops
- 1780, Jun 20, Battle of Ramsour's Mill nearby in what is today Lincolnton, NC, many Rowan soldiers were killed at this battle
- 1788, Nov 3, Iredell County was incorporated in 1788 when it was formed from adjacent Rowan County. It is named for Honorable James Iredell, Sr. (1751-1799), Attorney General of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, Supreme Court Justice, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1788. Its county seat is Statesville.
- 1789, November 21, North Carolina admitted to the Union as the 12th state
- 1789, Fourth Creek Congregation, which became Statesville, chosen by the legislature as county seat of Iredell County
- 1801, Statesville Post Office established
- 1805, Mount Mourne Post Office established
- 1847, The only major cession of Iredell territory to another county was that to Alexander County, created in early 1847 from Iredell, Burke, and Wilkes counties.
- 1852, 1854, fire burns court house records in Statesville
- 1858, The arrival of the Western North Carolina Railroad in 1858, soon followed by the Atlantic, Tennessee, and Ohio Railroad, marked the beginning of a long period of growth that continued through the first half of the twentieth century.
- 1861-1865, US Civil War
- 1868, May 1, Tom Dooley hung in Statesville
- 1900s, Industries producing tobacco, liquor, and herbs (Statesville's Wallace Herbarium was one of the largest such facilities in the world during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) were later supplemented by the production of livestock, dairy products, and breeder chickens, of which the county remains a leading producer.
- 1924, Ole Time Fiddler's Convention in Union Grove started by H.P. VanHoy to benefit local school
- National Balloon Rally in Troutman.
- The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Mooresville (known as "Race City USA")
- 1954, Love Valley's created by Andy Barker
Census Data Summary
The following data was taken directly from the last page of Census Records for Iredell County, North Carolina.
|Year||No of Heads of Household|
|Year||No of Persons|
|1850||10,888 (plus 4,157 slaves)|
- Iredell County people in NC Newspapers - name listing of people from the county as located in misc. newspaper articles; time span varies. Articles indexed in the NC People in the Papers database.
- Iredell County newspapers - a listing of newspapers published in the county & libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress. If you find a paper of interest on microfilm, you may be able to request it via Interlibrary Loan with your local public library.
- Statesville Record and Landmark - current newspaper of Statesville
- Mooresville Tribune - another current paper
- 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
- Interactive GIS map of Iredell County Link
- Wills of Iredell County, Link
- "Possible North Carolina/South Carolina Templeton Relationships", by Templeton, Ronald H. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Summer 2007):123-130. Presents discoveries of previously unknown kinships based on the Templeton DNA study.
- Iredell County, North Carolina, A Brief History, by Sandra Douglas Campbell
- Iredell Piedmont County, by Homer M. Keever, with illustrations by Louise Gilbert and maps by Mildred Jenkins Miller, published for the Iredell County Bicentennial Commission by Brady Printing Company from type set by the Statesville Record and Landmark, copyright, November 1976, see Iredell, Piedmont County
- Towards a New History: Iredell County, North Carolina, thesis by Jamie Leanne Hager, Graduate School Appalachian State University Department of History, May 2010, Link
- The Heritage of Iredell County, Vol I, 1980; Vol II, 2000;
- 1910 Statesville Directory, Link
- Iredell County Library, Statesville, History and Genenealogy section
- North Carolina Pension Holders from the 1840 Census
- Description of Iredell Cemetery Records by Joel Reese, Link
- Iredell County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- Iredell County, NCGenWeb - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
- National Register of Historic Places Listing for Iredell County on Wikipedia
- Map of the Fourth Creek Congregation, this map was published in 1847, based on an original 1773 map by William Sharpe, see also Fourth Creek Congregation and Category: Fourth Creek Congregation, Rowan County, North Carolina.
- Iredell County on Famility Search
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iredell County, North Carolina. Page 510, located in variouis libraries
- NCpedia article on Iredell County
- Family Search resource on Iredell County
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