A History of Rowan County, North Carolina


A must for those seeking information on the early history of Rowan County, North Carolina-"the queenly mother of more than a score of counties." Rowan is situated in the western half of the state and is bounded on the north and east by the Yadkin River. The county was established in 1753; in its original state, it was an ample domain containing thirty present-day counties and was the stomping ground for many famed frontiersmen, including a young Daniel Boone. Reverend Rumple provides a detailed general and ecclesiastical history of the county from the initial meetings between European explorers and the Native Americans to the antebellum years of the 1850s. Special attention is paid to the county in the American Revolution, with many incidents of the war reported and concise biographical sketches included for each member of the Provincial Congress representing Rowan. Two chapters provide sketches of notable families and distinguished persons, including seventh president of the the United States, Andrew Jackson. There is also a fascinating section devoted to folklore, superstitions and traditions of the region. A detailed appendix reprints the Roll of Honor for Rowan County, listing every officer and private from the county known to have served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; the appendix is arranged by regiment and company, officers listed by rank and privates alphabetically by surname. The original index to the 1881 edition has been retained.

Reverend Jethro Rumple

(1881), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 428 pp.

ISBN: 9780788412035