Catawba County Cemetery Index
Stone of Frederick Mauser (1749-1799), Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery © DSH
This index has been compiled from the nine volumes of Catawba County Cemeteries which has been produced over the last thirteen years by the Catawba County Genealogical Society. This work represents nearly all the marked graves in the county and a few beyond the borders. The difficulty in locating a specific individual is due only to the fact that nine volumes must be searched.
This index contains all the names appearing on the markers, not necessarily just the deceased. This includes parents and dedications. Whenever maiden names are supplied they are listed together with married names. It contains over 4,100 surnames and 65,000 entries.
Select SURNAME from table
List of Catawba County Cemeteries (see KEYS)
Numbers following the name indicate volume and page from the specific Catawba County Cemeteries book in which the name appears. This is followed by the cemetery name.
Those researching surnames in Western North Carolina, particularly names of German origin are aware of the many spelling varieties. Rather than list a "see also" list, please be aware that the names are listed EXACTLY as they appear on the grave stones and search accordingly. Also, be aware of some names which do not reflect the interred perso. Such inscriptions may read, for example, "Robert Smith, son of Larry and Bonnie Smith."
The nine volumes of Catawba County Cemeteries may be purchased from:
County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2406
Hickory, North Carolina 28603-2406
The cost of each volume is $15. 00 + $2. 00 shipping (NC residents, add 6% state tax).
NORTH CAROLINA has enacted legislation to protect cemeteries.
be a Class I felony to disturb an existing cemetery.
Please visit the NCDOT site for more details.
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