Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society

Davie County, North Carolina

SOCIETY: The Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society meets in the Martin-Wall History Room of the Davie County Public Library, on the fourth Thursday at 7 PM; see schedule below.  The society often arranges guest speakers or field trips.  New members and visitors are always welcome.  Current officers ; Past presidents ; Photos ; Field Trips, ByLaws

ITEMS FOR SALE: Eighteen books, 4 maps, a CD of back issues of Davie Dossier, and sets of postcards about Davie County.  Click here for order form.

MAP DESCRIPTIONS: Click here for article describing Davie County maps.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership in the society costs $5.00 per person or family annually and entitles one to receive the quarterly newsletter, Davie Dossier.  Lifetime membership is $100.  We are 501 (c) (3) and donations are tax deductible.  Click order for membership blank at bottom of page.  Click here for a Google map showing locations of members.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER: Davie Dossier has been published since 1987.  A CD can be ordered of back issues.  Click order.

Click here for index of all articles in the Dossiers.  Click here to see dates of publication.



Jan. 26: Brent Shoaf, Registrar of Deeds

Feb. 23: Lynn and Jim Rumley, Pearson Cemetery

Mar. 23: Tour of Clement Plantation

Apr. 28: Video made in 1991, “A Conversational History of Mocksville”

May 6: Help with Daniel Boone Festival on Mocksville Square

Aug. 12: Yadkin Valley Historical Association, 9-3, Yadkin County Senior Center, 207 East Hemlock Street, Yadkinville; DNA, Native Americans in our area

Sept. 16, Saturday, meet at 9:30 at the Family History Library at 4780 Westchester Road, Winston-Salem for a tour

Oct. 26: Tour of History Room by Marie Craig

Nov. 16: Program by Marcia Phillips

Previous Meetings


Davie County Public Library Web site

Davie County Public Library Martin-Wall History Room Web site

List of files SUBJECT and SURNAME in the History Room; Cathy Veach and Pat Mason, volunteers, have worked hard to organize these.

List of microfilm in the history room

List of books about Davie County found in the Martin-Wall History Room

Index of names found in family Bible records at Davie County Public Library

Suggestions for Black Family History Resources

General: Description of Collections at Davie County Public Library

Collections, online Index: Eidson Collection, List of surnames , Howell Boone Collection, and small collections (Jane McGuire, George Raynor, Julia Marmaduke Sheek, Elizabeth Pink Tatum, Louise Eaton Utley, Christine Tatum Zachary)


Online Newspapers and Obituaries

Davie County research information on Rootsweb/Ancestry

FamilySearch wiki site about Davie County

GenWeb for Davie County

Davie County images on North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

Combined Index to Images of America, Davie County and Images of America, Mocksville

Two Daniel Boone Trail Highway Markers in Davie County

Branson's North Carolina Business Directory (Davie only) Summary, History of Levi Branson, 1866-1867, 1867-1868, 1869, 1872, 1877 and 1878, 1884, 1890, 1896

Branson’s North Carolina Business Directory, Davie County churches listed in one table

Churches in Davie County

Cemeteries in Davie County with directions for finding them

Cemetery books online

Davie County cemeteries on Find A Grave

Davie County structures and districts on National Register of Historic Places

Davie County items at the North Carolina Archives

Latitude and Longitude: National Register of Historic Places and NC Highway Markers in Davie

Latitude and Longitude: Schools in Davie

Description and Photograph of Davie County Veterans’ Memorial ; List of Names on Davie County Veterans’ Memorial

Forks of the Yadkin Land Grants: Summary; Lagle Map; Lagle Map Index; 1977 article about Lagle Map; Urdanick Map; Urdanick Index; Table of Grants by Year

How to search Davie County land records online

Populated Places

Post Offices in the past

Newspapers in Davie County; summary; Davie Times; Davie Record; Mocksville Courier; Mocksville Herald; Mocksville Enterprise; Davie County Enterprise-Record; Erwin Chatter; Cooleemee Journal; Hornet

Townships as listed on US Census, 1790 - 1940

Guardian Accounts, Davie County, 1846 through 1859

Apprentice Bonds, Davie County, 1829 through 1859

Description of four schools in town of Farmington in Farmington Township by Polly Lomax

Description of east Davie County schools in 1900 by Lucille Cornatzer and David Joyner

History of Davie County Schools: by Marie Benge Craig Roth; awards from NC Society of Historians and NC Genealogical Society

Davie County in World War One, by Marie, Willie Parker Peace History Book Award and the President’s Award from NC Society of Historians

Davie County Veterans’ Memorial, Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from NC Society of Historians, by Marie

Remembering Davie County Protection and Service Personnel, by Marie

Davie County in the Spanish-American War, by Marie

Description of all five books by Marie

Web site created by Marie Benge Craig, MarieBCR@gmail.com in October 2008 and updated quite often.