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Iredell County, N.C. - Road Records (1855-1900)
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Iredell County Road Records are not that great of a collection, where the older records are missing, especially since it was formed in 1788. Davie County formed much later has a more detailed... More > collection. Nevertheless, the one folder of old records represents the majority of detailed records. The remaining portion of the box contains modern records – which are not going to be transcribed.
Iredell was formed in 1788, from Rowan County. Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Iredell was formed from the western portion of Rowan, and was slightly reduced in size in 1847, in the formation of Alexander County (along with Caldwell and Wilkes). Then Rowan was reduced in size for the formation of Davie and Davidson. Davie adjoins Iredell, and when transcribing the Davie records there were a number of routes to Iredell. However, the Iredell records are not as detailed as Davie.< Less
Railroad Builders: The Dunavant Family of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee
By 1856, the Dunavants had begun building Southern railroads and they would eventually be among the South's largest railroad contractors. They migrated from Southside VA to Western NC and Memphis,... More > TN, adding to those regions new railroads, hotels, golf clubs, dams and tunnels. For 73 years, from 1856 to 1929, the Dunavants' large-scale construction projects contributed substantially to the development of Southside VA, Western NC (Morganton, Charlotte, Statesville, Asheville and Blowing Rock), and the South. In TN, the Dunavants were instrumental in developing Memphis as a railroad hub, and their descendants would build the world's largest privately owned cotton company.< Less