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Daniel Boone, Davie County's famous son

Cities and Towns in Davie County

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Cooleemee


For information of Cooleemee Plantation (a historic site not to be missed)
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Schools

K-12

Central Davie Academy
160 Campbell Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 751-5712

Cooleemee Elementary School
136 Marginal Street
Cooleemee, NC 27014
336 284-2581

Cornatzer Elementary School
552 Cornatzer Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 940-5097

Davie County Early College High School
Davidson County Community College Campus
1209 Salisbury Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
Phone 336 753-0888

Davie County High School
1200 Salisbury Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 751-5905
 
Mocksville Elementary School
295 Cemetery Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 751-2740

North Davie Middle School
497 Farmington Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 998-5555

Pinebrook Elementary School
477 Pinebrook School Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 998-3868

Shady Grove Elementary School
3179 Cornatzer Road
Advance, NC 27006
336 998-4719

South Davie Middle School
700 Hardison Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 751-5941

William R. Davie Elementary School
3437 US Hwy 601 North
Mocksville, NC 27028
336 492-5421

William Ellis Middle School
144 William Ellis Drive
Advance, NC 27006
336 998-2007
 
Private Schools:

Trinity Baptist Academy 


Churches

Advance Methodist Church  

Advance

 

Baileys Chapel  

Advance

 

Bear Creek Church  

Calahaln

 

Bethel Church  

Mocksville

 

Bethlehem Church  

Advance

 

Bixby Presbyterian  

Advance

 

Blaise Church  

Mocksville

 

Boxwood Church  

Cooleemee

 

Byerlys Chapel Methodist  

Cool Springs

 

Calvary Baptist  

Cooleemee

 

Cedar Creek Baptist Church  

Farmington

 

Cedar Grove Church  

Churchland

 

Center Methodist  

Mocksville

 

Cherryhill Church  

Cooleemee

 

Chestnut Grove Church  

Mocksville

 

Christ Temple Church of God

 Advance

 

Clarksville Pentecostal Holiness  

Lone Hickory

 

Clement Grove Church of God  

Calahaln

 

Concord Church  

Cooleemee

 

Cornatzer Baptist  

Advance

 

Cornetzer Baptist Church  

Advance

 

Crossroads Church  

Churchland

 

 Baptist Tabernacle  

Advance

 

Dulin Church  

Advance

 

Dutchmans Creek Church  

Churchland

 

Eaton Church  

Mocksville

 

Elbaville Church  

Advance

 

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Advance

 

Fairfield Baptist  

Cooleemee

 

Farmington Baptist  

Farmington

 

Farmington Methodist  

Farmington

 

Fork Baptist  

Advance

 

Fork Church  

Advance

 

Fulton Church  

Advance

 

Green Meadows Baptist  

Farmington

 

Hardison Church  

Cooleemee

 

Holy Cross Lutheran  

Cooleemee

 

Ijames Crossroads Baptist  

Calahaln

 

Jericho Church  

Cooleemee

 

Jerusalem Baptist  

Cooleemee

 

Liberty Baptist Church  

Lone Hickory

 

Liberty Church  

Cooleemee

 

Liberty Church  

Calahaln

 

Macedonia Moravian  

Clemmons

 

Mainville Church  

Mocksville

 

Mocks Church  

Advance

 

Mocksville Pentecostal Holiness  

Mocksville

 

Mount Zion Church  

Advance

 

New Union Church  

Calahaln

 

No Creek Church  

Advance

 

Oak Grove Church  

Mocksville

 

Palmetto Church  

Mocksville

 

Piney Grove Methodist  

Advance

 

Redland Church of Christ  

Advance

 

Redland Pentecostal Holiness  

Advance

 

Saint Francis Church  

Mocksville

 

Saint Johns American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church  

Mocksville

 

Saint Matthews Church  

Calahaln

 

Salem Church  

Calahaln

 

Smith Grove Methodist  

Mocksville

 

Turrentine Church  

Cooleemee

 

Union Chapel  

Mocksville

 

Wesley Chapel Methodist Church  

Farmington

 

Zion Chapel  Calahaln


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History of Davie County

Davie was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named in honor of William Richardson Davie, a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, a member of the Federal Convention of 1787, Governor of North Carolina, special envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to France, and one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. It is in the central section of the state and is bounded by Davidson, Rowan, Iredell, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties. The present land area is 265.18 square miles and the population in 2000 was 34,835. In 1837, the court was ordered to be held at Mocksville. Mocksville, incorporated in 1839, is the county seat. 


In the late 1740s, settlers began migrating west of the Yadkin River. The entire western portion of North Carolina was part of Anson County in 1748. Rowan County was a large undefined section of the northwestern part of our state and was formed from Anson County in 1753. The space between the Yadkin and South Yadkin Rivers that is part of Rowan County and as far west as the current Wilkes County, is known as the Forks of the Yadkin.

 

Davie County was formed from this portion of land in 1836. The county was named Davie in honor of William R. Davie, a Revolutionary War Leader, governor of North Carolina, minister to France and a leader in the founding of the University of North Carolina.

Mocksville was incorporated in 1839. With today's population of approximately 4,200, Mocksville is the county seat and Davie's largest town. Other incorporated towns in the county are Cooleemee, with over 900 residents and incorporated in 1985 and Bermuda Run, with over 1,400 residents and incorporated in 1999. Other townships include Calahaln, Clarksville, Farmington, Fulton, Jerusalem and Shady Grove.

Davie County is in the western Piedmont or Heartland of the state of North Carolina. It is bounded on the north by Yadkin County, northeast by Forsyth, east by Davidson, west by Iredell and south by Rowan.

Milk, beef cattle, poultry products, timber, flue-cured tobacco, greenhouse and nursery products, soybeans and corn are the top agriculture products grown in our county. Our forests are mostly oak, hickory and pine.

According to records, a small village named "Mocks Old Field" was in existence before the American Revolution. Even then, the area was considered to be centrally located on the main north-to-south and east-to-west routes of travel in North Carolina. Mocks Old Field was used frequently as a secret meeting place for Colonial forces and planners, some of whom were members of the family of Davie County's most famous citizen, Daniel Boone.

The following are Davie County listings in the National Register of Historic Places:

o Boxwood Lodge
o Center Arbor
o Jesse Clement House
o Cooleemee Plantation
o Davie County Courthouse
o Former Davie County Jail
o Downtown Mocksville Historic District
o Foard-Tatum House
o Fulton United Methodist Church
o Hinton Rowan Helper House
o McGuire-Setzer House
o North Main Street Historic District
o Salisbury Street Historic District
o John Edward Bell Shutt House

While the name Daniel Boone is associated generally with Kentucky and the west, he also lived in Davie County, in the forks of the Yadkin, for most of thirteen years. Boone became the most important explorer in opening the land across the Appalachians to settlement and paved the way for rapid development of that region. From boyhood through manhood, Daniel Boone acquired in Davie County the experience, fortitude, courage, endurance, resourcefulness, and expertness with the rifle, which enabled him to succeed in his great undertaking.

Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's father, was born in England in 1696, came to Pennsylvania about 1713, and married Sarah Morgan in 1720. They became the parents of eleven children, and Daniel, the sixth child, was born November 2, 1734. They were a prosperous, well-established Quaker family.

Squire Boone sold his 158-acre farm in Pennsylvania and probably reached North Carolina in late 1751 or early 1752. On April 13, 1753, Squire Boone acquired his first tract of land in Davie County along Elisha Creek. At approximately eighteen years of age when his family moved to the county and as an early hunter and explorer, Daniel Boone referred to the Forks of the Yadkin as the best hunting area he ever saw.

On August 14, 1756 at the age of 22, Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan, age 17, were married by his father, Squire Boone, who was a Justice of the Peace. Tradition tells that Daniel and Rebecca first lived in a cabin in Squire Boone's yard. They lived for about ten years near the fork of Sugartree (or Sugar) Creek, approximately two miles east of Farmington. There are no known records which describe this house, but four of his five children are believed to have been born there between May, 1757, and March, 1766.

During this decade while living on Sugartree Creek, Daniel farmed, hunted, explored, and worked as a wagoner. According to the records, he received bounties for killing wolves, wildcats, and panthers. Although Daniel and Rebecca temporarily left the dangerous and troubled Yadkin River area, he bought a 640-acre Bear Creek site in October, 1759 - which indicated the family definitely intended to return when the Indian danger and other disturbances were over.

Daniel and Rebecca did return to Davie County in 1762, but it is not known whether they returned to the Bear Creek site or his former home on Sugartree Creek. Possibly in the summer or fall of 1766, Daniel and Rebecca moved from their home in Davie County to Holman's Ford on the Yadkin River about eight miles north of the present Wilkesboro. Daniel and Rebecca left North Carolina in 1775 to finally settle in Missouri about 1800. Rebecca Boone died in 1813, and Daniel died seven years later in 1820.

Daniel's father, Squire Boone, died January 2, 1765, and his mother, Sarah, died in 1777. Both are buried in the Joppa Cemetery, one-half mile west of Mocksville on Highway 601.

Reference: "History of Davie County" by James W. Wall, 1997. Much more can be found on the 'Net - Click Here. Link is current as of September 2005.

- Source: J.D. Lewis - Little River, SC 
http://www.carolana.com/

More Information

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 34,835 people, 13,750 households, and 10,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,750 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,174, and the median income for a family was $47,699. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $24,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,359. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

- Source: Wikepedia