Compiled from four vintage sources...

History of

Rockingham County, NC

New! 41 Page Illustrated Booklet

Early days in Rockingham County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 41-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.

Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Wentworth (the county seat), Reidsville, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Ruffin, Stacey, Thompsonville, Price, Draper, Leaksville and Spray.

Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Matrimony Creek and the Dan River; Members of the General Assembly from Rockingham County before 1851; Judge Thomas Settle; William Byrd; Judge Thomas Ruffin; Industry (Union Carbide, Marshall Field, American Tobacco Co., etc.); Agriculture; Religion and Education; Indians and artifacts; Five governors -- Alexander Martin, John Morehead, David Settle Reid, Alfred Scales and Robert Glenn; the Polly Scott Inn; the "bateaux" boats; Stories about place names; "Jackson" -- the biggest swindle in the county, the town that moved, a muddy horse race, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.

The Dowd excerpts are biographies of Alfred Moore Scales and David Settle Reid. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities.

Our North Carolina booklets are a good resource for learning about the history, geography and social climate of places where you or your ancestors have lived or for places you plan to visit.

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History of
Rockingham County,
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