North Carolina-Caswell County-February 27


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-February 27

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.

Caswell County like the majority of North Carolina 100 counties was carved out of an existing county. For Caswell that occurred in 1777 from the northern portion of Orange County.

The county borders the Virginia state line and is shown below highlighted in red.

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The County derived its name from Richard Caswell who was North Carolina’s governor from 1776 to 1780.

Image of Governor Caswell below-he was born in Maryland and died in 1789 in Fayetteville, NC. He came to North Carolina in 1745 and settled in the New Bern area. He is buried in Kinston NC.

richard caswell

The home Caswell formerly owned in Kinston, NC

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The county seat, Yanceyville, features an antebellum courthouse designed by William Percival, and 23 other buildings, most built between 1830 and the Civil War, including a history museum and Yancey House.

Ever eager to promote himself and his profession, William Percival submitted his drawings of the Caswell County Courthouse and other buildings as the winning entry in the 1858 State Fair’s architectural drawing competition.

 

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