Early days in Stokes County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 31-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: Danbury (county seat), Germanton, King, Hartman, Walnut Cove, Pine Hall, Pinnacle, Dalton, Meadow, Perch, Pine Hall, and Pinnacle. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Moore's Knob, Hanging Rock and Sauratown mountain; Members of the General Assembly from Stokes County before 1851; Bios of John Stokes, Joseph Winston, Col. Benjamin Forsythe, Colonel James Martin, Gotleib Shober, John Hill, Augustine H. Shepperd, and the Pepper and Martin families; Tobacco and other crops; Industries; Schools and churches; the Saura Indians; Before the Civil War; Hanging Rock State Park; Grace Rhodenbough, female legistlator; Mineral springs; an early kidnapping, Col. Jack Martin's Rock House, interesting names like Sorrytown and Pinch Gut Creek, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Stokes County, NC
Sources: History of Stokes 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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