Rowan County, North Carolina

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The county was formed in 1753 from the northern part of Anson County.
It was named for Matthew Rowan, acting governor of North Carolina from 1753 to 1754.

Cities and Towns
Kannapolis * Salisbury (county seat)
China Grove * Cleveland * East Spencer * Faith * Granite Quarry * Landis * Rockwell * Spencer *

Census-designated place

Unincorporated Communities
Dogwood Acres * Dukeville * Gold Hill


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Newspaper Gleanings

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Website Updates:
March 2018
Newspaper Gleanings -
Court News: Estate of John Campbell
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks & other Calamities: Franklin instantly killed
Obit: H Page


August 2017: Newspaper Gleanings: Fires Accidents & Other Calamities: Bradshaw committed suicide
Marriage Records, t/b GTTT
Deed: Bracken to Forster 1801


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