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Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c.1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776.
Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was…
Founded the village
of Vineland in 1884
Incorporated as the
town of Southern Pines
March 7, 1887
Erected April 13th, 1938
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
Memorial to North Carolina Militia, stationed at Deepwater Point, about one mile northeast of Southport on the water front, several companies o…
You didn't make it without corn....everyone ate cornmeal, sometimes two and three times a day. -George Moore, local resident
For 50 years, nearby farmers brought their corn and wheat to Mingus Mill, built in 1886. The miller usually charged a t…
Prized for big game hunting skills.
Breed refined in 1800s by Henry Plott & Family.
Their home 2 mi. SW.
The Presbyterian congregation was organized before 1760 by Scots-Irish settlers. Robert Henry, the first permanent pastor, arrived in 1766. Rev. James McRee served from 1778 to 1797. Sugar Creek was the first Presbyterian church in the region, org…
Opened in 1947, this ½ - mile red dirt track was built by brothers, Bill & Bob Blair. It hosted two NASCAR Grand National races. Herb Thomas won in 1953 and Lee Petty won in 1954. Notable drivers were Fireball Roberts, Flock Brothers, Myers B…
Formerly Trinity College. Name was changed in 1924 to honor Washington Duke whose son James B. Duke endowed the institution.
Devastated western N.C. and western Piedmont; destroyed homes, crops, mills, bridges. Ten lives lost, July 16, in washout of trestle 1 mile south.
Established 1764. Rev. Humphrey Hunter, the first minister, arrived in 1796. Moved to present site, 2 mi. NW, in 1956.