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North Carolina/South Carolina. . . North Carolina . Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c.1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776. South Carolina . Formed in 1712 from part of …
Devastated western N.C. and western Piedmont; destroyed homes, crops, mills, bridges. Ten lives lost, July 16, in washout of trestle 1 mile south.
Established 1764. Rev. Humphrey Hunter, the first minister, arrived in 1796. Moved to present site, 2 mi. NW, in 1956.
Roman Catholic. Liberal arts coeducational college. Founded, 1876, by Order of St. Benedict. One mile north.
Governor of North Carolina, 1945 ~ 1949. State legislator. Promoted good roads and rural electrification. Grave is 3 miles S.E.
State institution for crippled children, 1921 - 1979. R.B. Babington was its first president; O.L. Miller, founding surgeon.
Founder: Emily Pruden, educator and philanthropist from Orange, Connecticut. A co-educational boarding and day school, grades 1-12, for children of African descent. Accredited 1923. Home of Mildred Wellmon Elementary School, a historic Rosenwald b…
Engineer and inventor. Pioneered advances in textile mill air conditioning. Home 3 mi. SW.
Erected In Honor Of
All Who Served In World War II
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The Everlasting Memory Of Those
Who Gave Their Lives.
Major in Revolution, leader of Lincoln County forces at the battle of Kings Mountain, 1780, where he was killed. His home stood nearby.