Place:Davidson, North Carolina, United States

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NameDavidson
Alt namesDavidsonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.817°N 80.233°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1822 - )
See alsoRowan, North Carolina, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 162,878. Its county seat is Lexington and its largest city is Thomasville.

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History

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The county was formed in 1822 from Rowan County. It was named after Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, an American Revolutionary War general killed at the Battle of Cowan's Ford on the Catawba River in 1781.

In 1911, a new county called Piedmont County was proposed, with High Point as its county seat, to be created from Guilford, Davidson and Randolph Counties. Many people appeared at the Guilford County courthouse to oppose the plan, vowing to go to the state legislature to protest. The state legislature voted down the plan in February 1911.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 13,389
1840 14,606
1850 15,320
1860 16,601
1870 17,414
1880 20,333
1890 21,702
1900 23,403
1910 29,404
1920 35,201
1930 47,865
1940 53,377
1950 62,244
1960 79,493
1970 95,627
1980 113,162
1990 126,677

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External links

www.co.davidson.nc.us


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