Early days in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 33-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. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Tarboro (County Seat), Princeville, Battleboro, Rocky Mount, Pinetops, Macclesfield, Conetoe, and Old Sparta. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Tar River; Members of the General Assembly from EdgecombeCounty before 1851; Famous sons of the county: Lt.-Col. Henry Irwin, William Haywood, Thomas Blount; Thomas H. Hall, Richard Hines, James W. Clark, General Louis D. Wilson, Elisha and William H. Battle, and Jonas Johnson; Henry L. Wyatt, first confederate killed in the Civil War; Tobacco Industry; Schools, churches, railways; early observations by Jeremiah Battle, Stories about place names; An unusual headstone inscription, a visit from George Washington, a famous murder case involving a slave, the little telephone company that grew, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Edgecombe County, NC
Sources: History of Edgecombe 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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