Named for famed Revolutionary war hero General William Lee Davidson, Davidson County enjoys a rich heritage in the heartland of North Carolina's piedmont region, one that combines engaging personalities, charming small towns, a taste for fine barbecue, and world-famous furniture craftsmanship. This volume,with over 200 black-and-white photographs, takes readers on a visual tour of Davidson County over the past two centuries, a time of dramatic change when the county evolved from simple agrarian-based villages into towns swelling with industry. Davidson County allows readers to explore their history as never before, including early scenes of the Court Square, the steadfast facades of the Uptown Lexington Historic District, the famed first "Big Chair" in Thomasville, and a
collection of national celebrities that visited different parts of the county--Hop Along Cassidy, Ty Cobb, and Elvis Presley. However, it is not the homes and buildings that make a place special, but its people. This pictorial retrospective features the
stories and images of everyday life in the county, showcasing residents in the local classroom, workplace, and "out and about" in the county enjoying its beautiful landscape.
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Davidson County at Work
Davidson County at Play
Schools and Childrens Homes
Life in Davidson County
Davidson County Distinctions
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20th century Abbotts Creek back row Baptist Church boxwood boys building built Carolina Theater Chair Company children's homes Clinard Clodfelter Coble Dairy Conrad Cope corner of South County Historical Museum Court Square courthouse Davidson County Historical Don Walser donated downtown Lexington E.J. Buchanan early Ebenezer School Eddie Smith Eddinger Everhart factory farm fire department firemen front row furniture Guilford Street Hargrave hearse Hedrick Hinkle Holt Hoover Chair hospital Howard Michael Hubbs John Junior Order Home Kiddie Kamp Kirkman Kiwanis Lanier left to right Leonard Lexington High School Linwood located mill village Miller Morris Myers North Carolina opened parade photograph Pickett picture was taken Pictured from left pose purchased quadrant of Court railroad Rin Tin Tin Road Robbins Shoaf Sink Smith South Main Street standing Street in Lexington truck Walser West Third Avenue William Yadkin College Yadkin River Yarbrough young