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NC County of the Week: Catawba County

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The NC County of the Week for August 16-24, 2015 is Catawba County, NC!

Map of NC with Catawba County in blue

Catawba County was formed in 1842 from Lincoln County and named for the local Native American Catawba tribe.

For more information on this county in south western Piedmont region of NC, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Catawba County where we’ll showcase a range of historic images!

Stay with us this week for snapshots of the people, history, culture,  geography, and natural heritage of Catawba County.

We’ll showcase the documentary history and collections of the Government & Heritage Library, our sister agencies in the Department of Cultural Resources, and other heritage institutions throughout the state.

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North Carolina County of the Week: Martin County, NC

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Martin County, NC is the North Carolina County of the Week for July 26 – August 1, 2015.

Martin County, NCMartin County is named in honor of the last royal governor of North Carolina, Josiah Martin.  It was created in 1774 from Tyrrell  and Halifax Counties.

For more information on this county located in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Martin County where we’ll showcase a range of images!

 

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NC County of the Week: Richmond County

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Map of North Carolina, Richmond County hi-lited in green, from NCpedia.org

Map of North Carolina, Richmond County hi-lited in green, from NCpedia.org

This Week’s NC County of the Week: Richmond County

This week we’ll share snapshots of  Richmond County’s stories and people, resources and documentary collections, and tips for researching the county’s history.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #nccotw and be sure to check our Pinterest board for the county’s history in pictures.

Located in the southern Piedmont and bordering South Carolina, Richmond County was formed in 1789, one of 10 counties formed in North Carolina the same year during the American Revolution.

Richmond County Courthouse, Rockingham, NC. Image from North Carolina Postcards. Used courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Richmond County Courthouse, Rockingham, NC. Image from North Carolina Postcards. Used courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Richmond County was named for Charles Lennox, the Third duke of Richmond, a British military officer and Whig politician who was known to be sympathetic to the American colonies.

The county seat was originally called Richmond Courthouse and changed to Rockingham in 1785 to honor Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Whig and two-time Prime Minister who was outspoken in his opposition to the Crown and Pariliament’s policies that lead to the American Revolution.

 

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NC County of the Week: Lincoln County

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Lincoln County was formed in 1779 from the now-defunct Tryon County.

Lincoln County map, NCpedia

For more information on this county in western NC abutting Lake Norman, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation by using hash tag #nccotw. Be sure to also check out our Pinterest board for Lincoln County where we’ll showcase a range of historic images!

 

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