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Hickory, North Carolina

Hickory, NC  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Hickory is in Catawba County. The county seat is Newton.

The community straddles Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties

Major ancestry groups reported by Hickory residents include:

· German - 17%
· Black or African American - 14%
· English - 10%
· Irish - 8%
· Mexican - 6%
· Scotch-Irish - 4%
· Scottish - 3%
· Dutch - 3%
· Italian - 2%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Hmong - 2%
· African - 1%
· Subsaharan African - 1%
· Other Hispanic or Latino - 1%
· Polish - 1%
· European - 1%
· Swedish - 1%
· British - 1%
· Vietnamese - 1%
· Laotian - 1%
· Norwegian - 1%
· Welsh - 1%

Former names for Hickory include:
· Berryville
· Hickory Tavern
· Highland
· West Hickory

For more detail about place names in the Hickory area, consult The North Carolina Gazetteer, William S. Powell; How They Began, WPA
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Libraries in Hickory include Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Ridgeview Branch Library, Saint Stephens Branch Library, Southwest Branch Library

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