Campbell County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Campbell County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by The Campbell County Historical Society
     
 

Campbell County, formed in 1782 from Bedford County, was the first Virginia county created after the Revolutionary War. It is named for Gen. William Campbell, patriot commander at the Battle of King's Mountain and brother-in-law to Patrick Henry. Scotch Irish Presbyterians settled the Hat Creek area in the late 1730s. Soon after, the Flat Creek area was settled,

Overview


Campbell County, formed in 1782 from Bedford County, was the first Virginia county created after the Revolutionary War. It is named for Gen. William Campbell, patriot commander at the Battle of King's Mountain and brother-in-law to Patrick Henry. Scotch Irish Presbyterians settled the Hat Creek area in the late 1730s. Soon after, the Flat Creek area was settled, followed by the Concord area. The county gave up portions of its land in 1845 and 1848 to help form Appomattox County. Historically an agrarian area, several of the towns arose from the tobacco industry while others were railroad towns. The county has changed since its early days of manufacturing and railroad-dominant towns to being primarily residential, but its residents continue to treasure their heritage and appreciate the contributions the county has made over the years.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Campbell County just released a book titled, ""Images of America: Campbell County,"" published by Arcadia. The book features a collection of photographs of historical places, people and things throughout the county.

On 127 pages, you will see images ranging from the Avoca Museum to the courthouse. Each picture has a caption, providing background information. The editor of the book says she could not be more elated it all came together so well.

""I have a passion for preserving stories. whether they are family stories or church stories or business stories, any kind of stories,"" said Mary Gough with the Campbell County Historic Society.

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WSET-TV-Online, Dhomonique Ricks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592534
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/09/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,089,121
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


The Campbell County Historical Society (CCHS) was formed in 1988 with its primary project to preserve the historic courthouse as a museum. The courthouse was renovated, and the Historic Courthouse Museum opened in 2006. CCHS collects and preserves manuscripts, artifacts, and other materials pertaining to the history of Campbell County and also provides educational programs and quarterly newsletters.

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