Early days in Surry 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: Dobson (county seat), Pilot Mountain, State Road, Elkin, Mount Airy, Siloam, White Plains, Low Gap, Westfield, Level Cross, Copeland and Flat Rock. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Pilot Mountain; Members of the General Assembly from Surry County before 1851; Colonel Joseph Williams and his family; Gov. Jesse Franklin; the Original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang Bunker; The Saura Indians (or Cheraws); Early spirit of rebellion; Tobacco, textiles and toasters; Elkin, a town built with blankets; Churches; Mount Airy Granite; How Andrew Jackson settled a bill, a moving courthouse, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Surry County, NC
Sources: History of Surry 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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