Archive for July 21st, 2009

After reading this morning’s News & Observer story about the nearly-gone community of Lockville, I went looking for it in the historic maps on the North Carolina Maps site. I found it first on this 1870 map of Chatham County, commanding a prominent place along the Deep River next to the now also largely-forgotten town […]

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On this day inĀ 1820: The Star of Raleigh reports that serial husband Anthony Metcalf has been jailed in Roxboro: “It is hoped some of the friends of the numerous women he has married (to say nothing of his other offences) will come forward and prosecute him…. “As far as the history of his life is […]

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