Early days in Iredell County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 30-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: Statesville (the county seat), Harmony, Turnersburg, Barium Springs, Troutmans, Mooresville, Mount Mourne, Elmwood, Loray, Scotts, and Union Grove. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, including vast forests and miniature mountains; Members of the General Assembly from Iredell County before 1851; Judge Hugh Lawson White; William Sharpe, patriot of the Revolution; Alexander Osborne and son Adlai; David Franklin Caldwell and son Joseph; Dr. James Hall, the evangelist; Mitchell College; Michel Ney (possibly Marshal Ney of France); Where settlers came from; Farming; Schools; Churches; a visit from Lorenzo Dow, a serman in stone, the "Dixie Dames," Iredell's name, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Iredell County, NC
Sources: History of Iredell 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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