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Author: Dennis Partridge

Alamance County North Carolina Directories

The earliest city directory for Alamance County, North Carolina was published in 1910 by Piedmont Directory Company of Burlington and Asheville, North Carolina. Starting in 1920 these city and business directories continued approximately every two years until the modern day telephone book would replace them. This page provides a listing of online directories for Almance County, North Carolina; while most are available for free, there are some years that I can only locate at Ancestry (1937, 1939, 1941, 1954 and 1957) At the bottom of this page are several church directories independently published, that are viewable online.

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Gaston County, North Carolina Biographies

Biographical Sketches of Western North Carolina Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties of Burke, Cabarrus, Cleaveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Wilkes. The biographies...

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Cabarrus County, North Carolina History

Cabarrus county was formed in 1792, from Mecklenburg county, and was named in honor of Stephen Cabarrus, a native of France, a man of active mind, liberal sentiments, and high standing in society. He entered public life in 1784,...

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Cabarrus County, North Carolina Biographies

Biographical Sketches of Western North Carolina Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties of Burke, Cabarrus, Cleaveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Wilkes. The biographies...

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Burke County, North Carolina History

Burke county was formed in 1777 from Rowan county, and was named in honor of the celebrated orator and statesman, Edmund Burke, an Irishman by birth, and possessed of all the warm and impetuous order of his countrymen. He early...

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Burke County North Carolina Biographies

Biographical Sketches of Western North Carolina Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties of Burke, Cabarrus, Cleaveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Wilkes. The biographies...

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Battle of the Cowpens

“There was Greene in the South; you must know him,–Whom some called a ‘Hickory Quaker;’ But he ne’er turned his back on the foemen, Nor ever was known for a “shaker”.” After the...

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The Stamp Act of 1765

On the 22nd of March, 1765, the Stamp Act was passed. This act produced great excitement throughout the whole country, and no where was it more violently denounced than in North Carolina. The Legislature was then in session, and...

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