Early days in Northampton County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 18-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: Jackson (county seat, originally known as Northampton Courthouse), Woodland, Rich Square, Severn, Wilwaukee, Conway, Garysburg, Seaboard, Margarettsville, and Gaston. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the new dam along the Roanoke; Members of the General Assembly from Northampton County before 1851; Gov. Thomas Gragg; Brigadier-General Allen Jones and his brother Willie, known as "the Jefferson of North Carolina"; the Burgwyn family; Matt W. Ransom and other notable sons of the county; Peanuts and other crops; Religion, Schools, Railroads, etc.; Stories about place names; Sir Archie, notable sire of race horses, a slave poet, a blind possum hunter, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Northampton County, NC
Sources: History of Northampton 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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