La Grange, North Carolina (Images of America Series) by Chris C. McCallister, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
La Grange, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

La Grange, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Chris C. McCallister
     
 

Incorporated on April 10, 1869, La Grange is seated in the coastal plain region of eastern North Carolina; it is equal in distance to the North Carolina coast and the capital city, Raleigh. Prior to 1869, La Grange was known as Moseley Hall, properly named by one of its founders, Matthew Moseley. They settled here because of the rich soil. Tobacco, in particular,

Overview


Incorporated on April 10, 1869, La Grange is seated in the coastal plain region of eastern North Carolina; it is equal in distance to the North Carolina coast and the capital city, Raleigh. Prior to 1869, La Grange was known as Moseley Hall, properly named by one of its founders, Matthew Moseley. They settled here because of the rich soil. Tobacco, in particular, was a significant cash crop. La Grange received its nickname, the "garden spot," due to its beautiful vegetation and the residents' gardens and flowers that adorned the very center of the town. At the very foundation of North Carolina's history, La Grange has had many state assembly members; the first governor of Florida hailed from La Grange. The area is also known for its agricultural farming, historical homes, and several small-town businesses. La Grange showcases the rich agricultural and community history of this eastern North Carolina town.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467120302
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,157,112
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Chris C. McCallister is a local historian. He teaches history in the public school system as well as at community colleges in the area. McCallister is also a member of the La Grange Historical Society. Many of the images he gathered were from the historical society, longtime citizens, and state archives.

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