Welcome to Vance County, North Carolina website for Trails To The Past.
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Thank you for dropping by our little history site for Vance County. It is very much appreciated. My name is Tina Oneyear and I am the county administrator. I would like to encourage anyone to submit anything at all that is of historical and genealogical value or interest. I would give you the credit for anything that you submit or transcribe. I believe in giving credit it where it is due.
Please, don't copy and paste from other websites, I need raw material with sources listed, whether is be from a newspaper, family bible, CD, or old book. Thank you.
If you are interested in submitting or donating your work or time, for Vance County, please, contact me, Tina Oneyear at firstname.lastname@example.org . I look forward to hearing from you.
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Vance County: areas of population
History of Vance County
In 1881, Vance county was formed for political reasons from 3 other counties, Granville, Warren and Franklin. The democrats wanted to obtain more votes from a predominately Republican area. It was named after a former governor and senator of NC state, Zebulon Vance. This area was and still is predominately filled with African-American citizens. A book was written about the history of the Vance County, called "Zeb's Black Baby".
Kerr Lake, nee 'car lake', was created out of plantations and farm lands between 1946 and 1953. It is a man-made lake bringing in revenue for the county with tourism, fishing tournaments and water supply. This lake is shared with the state of Virginia.
Vance County Mailing List
Site created Aug. 2, 2011
Background and graphics are donated to TTTP by Tina Oneyear.