Early days in Beaufort County and Pamlico County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 50-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: BEAUFORT -- Washington (the county seat), Bath, Belhaven, Aurora, Pantego, Chocowinity, and South Creek. PAMLICO -- Bayboro (the county seat), Oriental, Pamlico, Grantsboro, Whortonsville, Vandemere, Hobucken, Stonewall. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features including the Tar River and Pamlico Sound; Members of the General Assembly from each county before 1851; Early settlers and their troubles with the government and with the Tuscarora Indians; Blackbeard and the pirate era; Transportation improvements; the Civil War period; Washington as state capital; Edward Stanly; John A. Wilkinson; Farming; Industry; Resorts; Schools; the Bounts of Beaufort; how names came about; oysters, , first school bus, a shotgun duel, ghostly hoofprints, murder of a Confederate general, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Beaufort and Pamlico Counties, NC
Sources: History of Beaufort County North Carolina / History of Pamlico County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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