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Alamance County, NC

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Alamance County Milestones in History

1700 John Lawson, Surveyor General for His Majesty's Providence of North Carolina traversed the region populated with Indian tribes and plenteous with game.
1710 The bloody Indian Wars reached the region and death and emigration reduced the Indian population
1720 The first settlers come to the Haw River country. The Indians were no longer in the region.
1745 Adam Trollinger erected a grist mill on the banks of the Haw River. He also founded the town of Haw River.
1753 Dixon's Grist Mill built in Snow Camp. Used as headquarters for General Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War.
1765 Colonists refused to let His Majesty's warship Diligence land with stamp (tax) paper, a resistance which led to the Battle of Alamance.
1767 Regulators formed.
1771 Battle of Alamance. Local homesteaders, angry at British tyranny, repelled the militia of Governor William Tryon, but ran out of ammunition and had to retreat.
1837 E.M. Holt built South's first plaid-dyeing cotton mill on Alamance Creek. The early beginnings bolstered the post-was economy and it progressed to become the textile center of the entire Southern Region.
1849 Alamance County founded.
1850 North Carolina Railroad began construction of a line through Alamance County.
1851 Graham incorporated.
1853 General Benjamin Trollinger bought land options and put together the real estate for the Company Shops headquarters of the NC Railroad Company. The town took the same name.
1854 Mebane settled.
1857 The village of Company Shops had grown to 27 buildings.
1866 Burlington chartered as "Company Shops".
1881 Mebane incorporated as Mebanesville.
1887 Town name "Company Shops" changed to Burlington.
1889 Elon College founded.
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