Early days in Granville County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 32-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). 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. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Oxford (county seat), Butner, Creedmoor, Northside, and Stovall. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Thomas Person, John Penn, John Williams, Col. Robert Burton, Leonard Henderson, Col. William Robards, Robert Potter, Abraham Watkins Venable and Robert B. Gilliam; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Physical features; Indians; Settlers; Regulator Trouble; Flue-cured tobacco; the Granville Grays; Post-Civil War woes; Modern Agriculture and Industry; Education and Religion; Daniel Goodloe, Pamela Savage, Robert W. Winston, William Gregory, Robert Potter, W.W. Holden, John Chavis, Rhodes Herndon, Theodore B. Kingsbury, Rev. Henry Pattillo, Edgar Patrick and other notable characters; Disappearing evidence, 3-wheeled automobiles, the Colonel's Store, Andrew Jackson's missing head, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt is a biography of F.P. Hobgood. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, and includes a separate section on Edenton with a small map and points of interest.
Granville County, NC
Sources: History of Granville County North Carolina / History of Hertford 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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