Gaston County, North Carolina: A Brief History

Gaston County, North Carolina: A Brief History

by Rita Wehunt-Black

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596293274
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/31/2008
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Rita Wehunt-Black graduated from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in 1972 with a BA in Education and History. She received her MA in Education with a minor in Mathematics from Appalachian State University in 1979. She was an educator with the Lincoln County school system for 28 years. Currently, she volunteers as the Coordinator of Exhibits and Archives at the Cherryville Historical Museum in Gaston County, NC.

Table of Contents

Preface     9
Acknowledgements     11
Introduction     13
The Lay of the Land     15
The Scots-Irish and the Carolina Backcountry     19
Pathfinders, Pioneers and Patriots     25
Iron Furnaces and Gold in Gaston County     41
Taking the Waters     49
The German Migration     59
The Early Mills     83
It Takes a (Mill) Village     91
Towns and Communities in Gaston County     113
Notes     145
Selected Bibliography     151
Index     155

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