Open: Tuesday -
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Rhodes Room web site was created with support from federal
Library Service and Technology
Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a
grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, administered by the State Library of
North Carolina, a division of the Department
of Cultural Resources through the North
Carolina ECHO, 'Exploring Cultural Heritage Online'
Digitization Grant Program.
County, which was formed in 1842, is an important
cultural and historic area into which many early
Germans, Scotch-Irish and English emigrants settled.
Some of their descendants are still living in
Catawba County today, while others stayed for
only a few generations; moving onward to settle
elsewhere in North Carolina or in other states
such as Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.
main focus is on
the compilation of information and materials
about the people and history of Catawba County,
the collection does include records from the
surrounding counties, and materials that can
aid a researcher in tracing ancestors before
their arrival in North Carolina. Materials containing
genealogical information from Pennsylvania, Virginia,
South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee are a
valuable part of the collection.
- See a few of the available resources
- Hear Gary Freeze speak on: Ebony and Ivory: From Segregation to Integration in Catawba County