Gaston County, North Carolina: A Brief History

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Gaston County, in the rolling hills of North Carolina's southern Piedmont, is a treasure-trove of amazing sights and fascinating history. In this readable, skillfully researched volume, historian Rita Wehunt-Black rediscovers the rich heritage of Gaston County, from the original European settlements in the eighteenth century to the growth of mill villages in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and into the modern day. Revel in the colonial and Revolutionary War history of what once was known as Old Tryon County—a county of gold mines that dotted the land around Kings Mountain—and of All Healing Springs, first discovered by Native Americans and later used by Victorian spa visitors. Whether you are from Gastonia, Cherryville, Bessemer City, Belmont or any of the other wonderful communities that make up this county, this book will reacquaint you with the place you call home.
ISBN: 9781596293274
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 99
Pages: 160
Rita Wehunt-Black graduated from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in 1972 with a BA in Education and History. She received her MA in Education with a minor in Mathematics from Appalachian State University in 1979. She was an educator with the Lincoln County school system for 28 years. Currently, she volunteers as the Coordinator of Exhibits and Archives at the Cherryville Historical Museum in Gaston County, NC.
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