Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society

Davie County, North Carolina

SOCIETY: The Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society meets monthly, usually in the Martin-Wall History Room of the Davie County Public Library, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM, except in December.  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.

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.


2009 Meetings

2010 Meetings

2011 Meetings

2012 Meetings

2013 Meetings


2014 Meetings:

Jan. 23: Basic Genealogical Research and Location of Items in History Room; Marie Roth

Feb. 17 (Monday): 6:30; Library Auditorium; Library-sponsored program by Adam Miller, folk singer and autoharp player; songs and stories behind the songs; http://www.folksinging.org/

March 27: 6:30 book sale by Friends of the Library; 7:00:  Blood and War at My Doorstep, two volumes about Civil War, author presentation, Brenda Chamber McKean; http://www.bloodandwaratmydoorstep.com/

April 24:

May 3: Come help with Daniel Boone Festival on the Square in Mocksville

June 26: Lynn Rumley, mayor of Cooleemee, plans for cotton mill and future of Cooleemee

August 9: in Winston-Salem, Annual Workshop of Yadkin Valley Historical Association

September 25: Stan Clardy, songwriter, musician, playwright, actor and author from  Statesville, North Carolina presentation about the Confederate Submarine H. L. Hunley and his book, "TimeLight, a journey into the past"

October 23: Marcia Phillips, preserving heirlooms

November 20:



Davie County Public Library Web site

Davie County Public Library Martin-Wall History Room Web site

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)


Davie County research information on Rootsweb/Ancestry

FamilySearch wiki site about Davie County

Davie County images on North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

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

Churches in Davie County

Cemeteries in Davie County with directions for finding them

Davie County structures on National Register of Historic Places

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

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.  Description

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

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

Description of all three books

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