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The mural of the river boatmen is a tribute to the men who were responsible for the economic development of the vast interior region along the Dan River. The most prominent figures in the mural, the African American boatmen in the foreground, refl…
A village of the SauraIndians, abandoned bythat tribe in the early18th century, was onDan River, 2½ mi. N.E.
Anne "Annie" Eliza Johns, volunteer nurse, poet, teacher, and author of Cooleemee, A Tale of Southern Life, is buried here with her family in the Church of the Epiphany Cemetery. She was born in Pittsylvania Co.,Va., on July 16, 1831. Her father, …
Former Gov. John Motley Morehead built the Leaksville cotton factory here in 1839. Water from the nearby Smith River rapids powered the stone mill. In May and June 1861, the factory furnished 1,700 yards of osnaburg (a coarse, strong cloth develop…
The Roanoke Navigation Company opened the upper Dan River here for batteau traffic in the 1820s, and the towns of Leaksville (present-day Eden) and Madison became river ports. During the antebellum era, farmers shipped their produce downstream to …
Industrial experimentnearby in 1892 led todiscovery of process forits manufacture. Firstproduced commerciallyby James T. Morehead.
Built here in 1813 byJames Barnett. Later itpowered the largestcontinuously operatingtextile complex in thenorthern piedmont.
This marks the cornerByrds "Land of Eden"granted 1733.
Governor, 1954-1961; U.S.Secretary of Commerce,1961-1965. A founder ofResearch Triangle Park.Home is 100 yards east.
20,000-acre estate ofWilliam Byrd, Virginiaplanter, author,surveyor of VA.-N.C. line,1728. S.W. corner here.