McDowell County NC

Cherry Spring and Jackson Creek Adult Student Letters

I found the letters in my mother’s estate, along with the Adult Student newsletter. I have transcribed them for ease of reading. The letters were in a paperclip with a a front and back cover with the following titles “Letters written by Students” “Cherry Springs Classes and Jackson Creek Classes” Click on the links below […]

1901 Pension Applications Online for McDowell County

History for All the People  is a NC State Archives blog that has recently posted a blog about the 1901 Confederate Pensions project. Through the Digital Access division of the department, they have begun scanning and uploading the Pension Applications Online. You can access the site at North Carolina Digital Collections 1901 Confederate Pension Application […]

Maps of McDowell County, NC

The maps at the USGenWeb Archives Maps Library are great visuals for counties lines and in what time period. This will help you locate where you should search for a particular reside during a particular time period. In reviewing some of these North Carolina maps from the UNC Library collection, I noticed names of “homesteads”, creeks and mountains […]