The current North Carolina county of Davidson was formed in 1822 from Rowan County. It was named after Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, an American Revolutionary War general killed at the Battle of Cowan's Ford on the Catawba River in 1781.
Note: The original Davidson County was created in 1786 and was located in the far western portion of North Carolina. The county seat was Nashville and included a territory covering most of what is now Middle Tennessee. When Tennessee was established as a separate state in 1796, this county became Davidson County, Tennessee.
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