Catawba County Black Heritage

Celebrate Black History

Dolph Setzer

Census Records

Queries and Surname Researchers

Catawba County Freemans Marriages 1816-1866

Catawba County Marriages

Family Group Sheet

Let us not despair.
Let us not lose faith in people and certainly not in God.
We must believe that a prejudiced mind can be changed,
and that people, by the grace of God,
can be lifted from the valley of hate to the high mountain of love.
Martin Luther King

During the Korean War,
Catawba County had only two soldiers who died POW/MIA.
They both gave their lives for their country.
They were both black Americans.

  • Sargeant Horace Smith England (born 1918)

  • Corporal Willie Dennis Hill (born 1930)

Let's see what we can do to memorialize these heros!

( see: The Korean War and Catawba County )

Ridgeview Cemetery - Hickory, NC
Brooks Cemetery - Catawba Co.  
Washington Park Cemetery - Conover, NC
Washington Park Cem. photos
Coulter Cemetery - Maiden, NC
Hull Cemetery-Catawba

Helpful links

One of my favorite sites for research is NC Live.
You will need to register at your public library
for a password to access this site.
From there, you will find links to newspapers, books
and another favorite, Heritage Quest Online.

AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy
(Central Pennsylvania African American History for Everyone)

Mott's Grove Campground Methodist Church

Volunteer help to transcribe Census records, Slave Schedules
or other information vital to researchers, is welcome.

Please help us find photos for this project

Here are some samples

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