North Carolina People, Places, and Things-May 14
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.
My senior year at East Carolina University I had to do part of my student teaching at LaGrange Elementary School in LaGrange NC which is located in Lenoir County.
Picture of school below.
My drive from Greenville, NC to LaGrange took me thru parts of Greene County.
Greene County was founded in 1799 and its origins consist of being associated with two names I had never heard of Dobbs County which was originally Glasgow County.
Map of Greene County outlined in Red.
Dobbs County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1758 from Johnston County, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1759. It was named for Arthur Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765.
In 1779 the western part of Dobbs County became Wayne County, and the county seat was moved from its original location on Walnut Creek to the town of Kingston, which was renamed Kinston in 1784. In 1791 Dobbs County was divided into Glasgow County (later renamed Greene County) and Lenoir County, and ceased to exist.
The County Seat today for Greene County is Snow Hill, NC. It has a population of under 2,000. Snow Hill is the largest town in the county. The county population is slightly over 21,000.
Greene County Courthouse below located in Snow Hill.