About Davie County

Davie County History and Local Information

HISTORY

    Davie County was formed in 1836 from Rowan County, and was named for William Richardson Davie, a Revolutionary War patriot and founder of the University of North Carolina. The county seat is Mocksville. If you're researching early settlers in Davie, you'll also want to look at Rowan County resources.

    Davie County is in the central section of the state and is bounded by Davidson, Iredell, Rowan, and Yadkin counties

    map of Davie County

    History of Davie County in the Forks of the Yadkin
    This set of web pages is a synopsis of James Wall's invaluable history of Davie County, prepared by Ann Davis of Appalachian State University, a Davie County native, and presented here with Mr. Wall's permission. Recommended reading for all Davie County researchers!

    NC Historical Preservation Society, Davie County page

    The non-profit Archaeological Conservancy is trying to preserve an archaeological site in Davie County. The site is a Late Woodland period village that was occupied from around A.D. 900 to A.D. 1500. The site was first discovered in 1995, when a farmer plowed through several burials, bringing pieces of human bone to the surface. During two excavations, archaeologists found 26 human burials, 19 features such as pit and refuse areas, and a high concentration of well-preserved artifacts. The site is considered to be the most significant site of its type in North Carolina.

    Wiki for Davie County at FamilySearch.org, hosted by Marie Benge Craig Roth. This site has an excellent outline of Davie County history and resources.

 

LIBRARIES AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

    Davie County Public Library

    The Martin-Wall History Room at the Davie County Public Library has extensive files on Davie County as well as other NC counties and other states. Also, the Davie County Historical & Genealogical Society publishes a newsletter 4 times/year (subscription $5.00). The address of both the Society and the Library is

      371 N. Main St.
      Mocksville, NC 27028
      Phone number is 336-753-6030

    The Martin-Wall History Room is open library hours; assistance is available from Jane McAllister, e-mail jane.mcallister@co.davie.nc.us

    Davie County Historical & Genealogical Society web page

     

    Rowan County Public Library

    The Rowan Public Library has a history/genealogy room with lots of valuable information. See their web site for details.

     

CIVIC SITES AND CURRENT EVENTS

DAVIE COUNTY LOCATIONS LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES