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NC County of the Week: Rutherford County

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NC County of the Week December 14-20 is Rutherford County

rutherfordRutherford County was formed in 1779 from Tryon County. Tryon was abolished in 1779 and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Rutherford County is partially in both the mountain region and the Piedmont region of the state. The county is named after Griffith Rutherford, a Revolutionary War General and a member of NC’s Provincial Congress.

Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

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NC County of the Week: Northampton County

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 County of the Week November 30-December 7

 Northampton County

map of NC showing where Northampton is locatedNorthampton County was created in 1771 from Bertie County. Northampton County lies in the Coastal Plain region of the state. The county was named in honor of James Crompton, Earl of Northampton. 

Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

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North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County

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North Carolina County of the Week: Davie County Davie County, NC

Formed in 1836 from Rowan County, Davie County is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Its namesake is  William R. Davie, governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799 and founder of the University of North Carolina. Join us this week for a tour of the county, from its history and people to its historical and documentary collections, cultural heritage sites, and its natural heritage.

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NC County of the Week: Iredell County

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Iredell County sealIredell County, North Carolina is the NC County of the Week, October 5 – October 11, 2014!

Located in North Carolina’s Piedmont, Iredell County was formed in 1788 and named after James Iredell, Sr., judge, state attorney general, and United States Supreme Court justice.

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