Colfax Township

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Located at the Rutherford-Cleveland County line, Colfax Township was a response to the 1868 state mandate to divide North Carolina counties into townships. Colfax Township took its name from Schuyler Colfax, the 17th vice president of the United States (1869–1873). The 53.1 square miles of the township remain mainly rural, and most residents have lived here for five years or more. Such stability generates community pride and considerable participation in Big Days, the Colfax Free Fair, the Fiddler's Conventions, and other celebrations. The Colfax Museum reflects the interest in the area. Images of America: Colfax Township—a pictorial retrospective—celebrates the life and times of the area.
ISBN: 9780738586915
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
All three authors graduated from Colfax Township schools, and their love of the area prompted this volume. Anita Price Davis earned her doctorate at Duke University; a college professor and public school teacher for 41 years, she has authored or coauthored six books featuring Rutherford County. Mike Rhyne earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in engineering from North Carolina State University and is director of the Colfax Museum in Ellenboro; a current resident of Colfax Township, Mike is an Ellenboro town alderman. Scott Withrow earned his bachelor of science and master of arts degrees at Appalachian State University and his master of recreation and park administartion degree from Clemson University; a public school and college teacher, he serves as an interpretive park ranger for the National Park Service at Cowpens National Battlefield.