Welcome to the McDowell County NCGenWeb site. I am your county host, Jane Gouge. McDowell County was formed in 1842 from Rutherford and Burke Counties. McDowell is surrounded by Buncombe, Rutherford, Burke, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.
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McDowell County Next-Door Neighbors
Buncombe County, 1791, from Burke and Rutherford
Avery, 1911, from Caldwell, Mitchell and Watauga
Mitchell, 1861, from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga and Yancey
Yancey, 1833, from Buncombe and Burke
Rutherford, 1779, from Burke and Tryon
Burke, 1777, from Rowan
McDowell County’s Neighborhood
Cleveland, 1841, from Rutherford and Lincoln
Polk, 1855, from Henderson and Rutherford
Henderson, 1838, from Buncombe
Madison, 1851, from Buncombe and Yancey
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