Voices from the Past is a website dedicated to the Burgin family. From all over the world, they come in July, to reunite in McDowell County. Traveling back to the soil of their ancestors, bringing to life the stories told at the knee of their grandparents. An easy, humor-laced read, the site is chocked full of the Burgin family […]
One of the special projects of the USGenWeb Volunteers is collections of North Carolina penny post cards from each of the counties. Check here for the postcards from McDowell County.
As the family story is told, my mother, Eunice Davis Burgin’s eldest brother, Paul L. Davis was killed in Germany during WWII. We do not know the story of his death. We don’t even know if the coffin returned to his parents held his remains. When his father was ask about not knowing, it is […]
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I am very honored to have been asked to be the speaker here today; I must admit, though that it is a more than a little intimidating to speak to people who know you so well and who have known you for so long. This is definitely a “Homecoming” for me. As most of you […]
Historical Review by Mrs. Mary K. Burgin, December 28, 1975 I have fond memories of the Old Church and Sunday school. It was established in the late twenties. My Dad, Henry J. Knupp and stepmother Sally Solomon Knupp, attended this church until his death in 1935. Granny Sally, as we called her, was teacher of […]
Mt. Hebron Wesleyan Church Historical Sketch by Mr. Clifford Knupp Organized in 1913 with Rev. G. A. Pegram as the first pastor with twenty-seven charter members. The church used the facilities of the MT. Hebron Collegiate Bible Institute. These facilities were used into the 1920’s until a new structure was built on adjoining property. The […]
Crooked Creek Community in Old Fort, North Carolina The year was 1895, when Cherry Springs Baptist Church moved to the site opposite the current Crooked Creek Fire Department. On this current site, stood the Cherry Springs Community Building across from Bethel Methodist Church. Because of this move the people of Mt. Hebron Community could not […]
I remember several years ago, I had the opportunity to go on a “field trip” with Mrs. Nina Greenlee to the Old Greenlee Cemetary which was actually located near my home. What an honor to listen as she told story after story of McDowell County and its rich history. In memory of Mrs. Greenlee and Mrs. […]
McDowell county is divided into eleven townships: Crooked Creek Dysartville, Nebo North Cove Montford Cove Pleasant Gardens Woodlawn-Sevier Sugar Hill Old Fort Marion Glenwood The county seat is Marion. The other town in the county is Old Fort. I am looking for history for each of the communities, their churches, fire departments and schools. If you […]