Edgecombe County: Along the Tar River

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Arcadia Pub, 2003 - History - 160 pages
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Edgecombe County, in the coastal plains of North Carolina along the Tar River, was once home to the Tuscarora tribes and was founded by English immigrants from Virginia. The county swelled as an agricultural center in the cotton and textile industries, bolstered by a wealth of lumber and sustained by a thriving inland river port and railroad. Though the residents struggled through natural, industrial, and economic upheaval, their courage and fortitude endured these hardships and unified their community.

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Monika S. Fleming, historian and acclaimed author of Echoes of Edgecombe County and Edgecombe County Volume II, has assembled a fascinating array of over 200 images that bring to life not only the town's distant past but its more recent history as well. Rocky Mount and Nash County, which contains a number of photographs from family albums and local historical archives that have never before been published, takes readers on a visual tour of this vital and interesting region. Combined with a wealth of well researched information, these rare images provide both an educational and entertaining experience of history that will be treasured by residents and visitors alike for years to come.

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