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Towns, Communities and Populated Places
The early settlers of Washington County traveled by horseback, ox cart and wagon train. Most were poor and came from North Carolina seeking a better life. When the travelers reached their destination, most of them lived in their wagons or make do shelters until land could be cleared and homes built. The first settlements were in the northern part of the county around Warthen. Then, in 1797, a wagon train from Edgecomb County, N.C. arrived at Saunders Crossroads and families such as the Admas, Jordans, Mannings, Mayos, Cobbs and Duggans set up residence. The land in Washington County was originally granted for Revolutionary War service. Later, Land Lotteries were held to disperse the remaining land. If you know of any town histories that may be available for posting here please let me know.
This list was created using the USGS website. Please let me know if you know of other communities not listed here. If you know of any town histories that may be available for posting here please let me know.
Postcards of Washington County Buildings and Community Daily Life
|This Page was Created July 2008 | Last Modified Sunday, 02-Sep-2012 06:53:37 MDT|
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