Davie County, carved out of Rowan County and named for a Revolutionary War hero in 1836, boasts a rich history. The Great Wagon Road brought many settlers to the area in the 18th century, including Daniel Boone's parentsburied in Joppa Cemetery in Mocksville. The National Historical Register includes 16 county sites, among them the Cooleemee Plantation, home to the Hairston family since 1817. Davie County's agricultural heritage is complemented by its progressing commercial and retail development. Images of America: Davie County commemorates the area's communities, people, livelihoods, pastimes, and traditions, including the annual Masonic Picnic, observed for over 130 years.
About the Author
Jane Satchell McAllister serves as librarian of the Martin-Wall Local History Room in the Davie County Public Library. Debra Leigh Dotson volunteers in the history room, providing invaluable assistance in organizing and digitizing historical photographs, documents, and artifacts in the history room collection. Photographs in this book derive from the collections of the library, the Textile Heritage Center at Cooleemee, and several Davie County residents.