|Catawba County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, Maiden, Newton (County Seat), Sherrils Ford
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Catawba County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2016, the population was 156,459. Its county seat is Newton.
The county was formed in 1842. It was named for the Catawba tribe of Native Americans, who once inhabited the area.