African-American Research

The NCGenWeb is dedicated to free genealogy research. They are currently collecting resources on African-American genealogy. Check out the following sites that are filled with rich information: NCGenWeb site on African-American Special Projects. Tom Blake’s Slave Data is one of the largest list of slave holders in 1860 and census for 1870 If you have African […]

Historical Markers in McDowell County

According to the “Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers” there are 6 historical markers located along the highways in McDowell County, NC. They are as follows: Frontier Fort (N-31) that is located on Main Street (US 70) in Old Fort. Approved in 1956. Andrew’s Geyser (N-37) located on state road 1400 (Old US 70 […]