Early days in Warren County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 51-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: Warrenton (county seat), Littleton, Macon, Norlina, Ridgeway, and Vaughan. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Dr. Joseph Warren, William Person, General Jethro Sumner, the Hawkins family; Nathaniel Macon, James Turner, Daniel Turner, Kemp Plummer, John Hall, Edward Hall, Blake Baker, William Miller, Weldon Edwards, and John Bragg; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Indians; Tobacco and cotton; Gaston Lake; White Sulphur Springs Hotel and other resorts; Reconstruction; Old Houses; Schools and Churches; North Carolina's shortest railway, a library in a meat market, first oval race track, a post-war visit from Robert E. Lee, Haliwa Indians of Bethlehem and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt has biographies of Matthew W. Ransom and Charles Price. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities, such as Eaton Place and other old houses in Warrenton.
Warren County, NC
Sources: History of Warren 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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