Davidson County Bicentennial

1822 - Davidson County Bicentennial – 2022


Seal_751_x_7182022 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Davidson County, North Carolina.

This historic milestone is an opportunity to reflect on Davidson County’s rich 200-year history. As we commemorate the bicentennial, we pause to consider the impact we are making today in building a better tomorrow.

Bridging past, present, and future, Davidson County Bicentennial celebrations will take place throughout the county in 2022. Events, programs, resources, and more will be posted here on the Davidson County Bicentennial website and Calendar of Events. Check back often for updates.

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Historical Resources

Davidson County Historical Museum Resources

Davidson County Library Resources

Websites

Davidson County Historical Museum:
https://www.davidsoncountyhistoricalmuseum.com 

 DigitalNC: https://www.digitalnc.org 

 Genealogy/Local History Room at the Lexington Public Library:
https://co.davidson.nc.libguides.com/c.php?g=856202&p=6132535 

Government and Heritage Library (NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources):
https://www.ncdcr.gov/things-to-do/libraries/government-and-heritage-library 

State Archives of NC:
https://archives.ncdcr.gov/ 

Tourism

Visit Davidson County

Visit Lexington

Visit Thomasville

Books

  • Lexington (Images of America Series) by: Bo Bennett c. 2006
  • Recent History of Thomasville, North Carolina 1952-1991 by: Wint Capel c. 1991
  • Davidson County Schools: A History 1843-1993 by: Davidson County Educational Foundation c. 1993
  • Cemetery Records of Davidson County, NC by: Genealogical Society of Davidson County c. 1988
  •  Family Bible Records of Davidson County, NC by: Genealogical Society of Davidson County c. 1988
  • Marriage Records of Davidson County, NC by: Genealogical Society of Davidson County c. 1992
  • Genealogical Journals of Davidson County 1981-Present by: Genealogical Society of Davidson County
  •  Heritage of Davidson County 1982 by: Genealogical Society of Davidson County
  •  Saints and Sinners at Jersey Settlement: The Story of Jersey Baptist Church by: Garland A. Hendricks c. 1964
  •  Davidson County (Images of America Series) by: Ray Howell c. 2000
  •  Early Pilgrim German Records by David Koontz c. 1998
  •  African-Americans of Davidson County (Images of America Series) by: Tonya A. Lanier c. 2010
  •  Centennial History of Davidson County by: Rev. Jacob Calvin Leonard, D.D. c. 1927
  •  Fathers of the Greatest Generation: The Thomasville Blues by: Jim Little c. 2010
  •  Pathfinders Past and Present: A History of Davidson County, North Carolina by: Jewell Sink and Mary Green Matthews c. 1972
  •  Wheels of Faith and Courage: History of Thomasville, NC by: Mary Green Matthews and M. Jewell Sink c. 1952
  •  Marriage Records (Black) of Davidson County, NC. Transcribed by: Dewey L. Snider c. 2019
  •  Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1822-1868 Transcribed by: Dewey L. Snider c. 2008
  •  Building the Backcountry by: Paul Baker Touart c. 1987

Other Resources

Genealogy/Local History Room at the Lexington Public Library
612 S. Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
336-242-2935
genealogv@davidsoncountvnc.gov 

  •  Local History Files of churches, businesses, schools, events, and people of Davidson Co. 
  • The Dispatch and other historical newspapers on microfilm starting from 1855 
  • Surname collection and other curated collections containing family research documents 
  • Davidson Co. Collection including church histories, yearbooks and city directories (Lexington and Thomasville) 
  • Maps of Davidson County 
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition: FREE access/in library only 
  • HeritageQuest: FREE access with a valid DCPL Library Card  
  • NC Historical Newspapers of NC Collection: FREE access with a valid DCPL Library Card 
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (Lexington and Thomasville): FREE access with a valid DCPL Library Card

Calendar of Events

Logo Contest – August 20, 2021 through October 15, 2022