Remembering Old Jamestown: A Look Back at the Other South by Mary A. Browning
Founded by Quakers in the late eighteenth century, Jamestown, North Carolina, has a rich heritage that distinguishes it from many neighboring Southern communities. From General Cornwallis in the waning years of the American Revolution to the flight of Jefferson Davis from the Confederate capital at Richmond with Union forces at his heels, history has not passed Jamestown by. The town has seen gold mines and gunsmiths, a forgotten school and a cotton mill from 1865 that's still spinning. Join local historian Mary A. Browning as she relates these short tales from the town's colorful past, drawn from her column in the Greensboro News & Record.
Mary Browning is a freelance writer and professional genealogist with decades of experience in chronicling the history of the North Carolina Piedmont. In addition to her column in the Greensboro News & Record, she edited the Guilford Genealogist for 12 years and currently serves as a commissioner for the Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission. She is a member and former board member of the Historic Jamestown Society, the Guilford County Genealogical Society, and the High Point Historical Museum.