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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County North Carolina

Research Articles about Chatham County

Index


The articles in this list were prepared by CCHA volunteers or provide original documents for Chatham County that are in the CCHA collection.

The articles are grouped by topic. Some are extensive—others are brief.

All offer something of interest about Chatham County history. Link to the full article using links in this index.

You can also browse an annotated list of the articles. 


The information, opinions and views presented in articles on our website are the sole responsibility of the authors and contributors of the articles

and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Chatham County Historical Association or its members.


Geography, Settlement & General History

    Chatham Geology

    Granville Land Grants

    Waterways of Chatham County
    Walter D. Siler's History of Chatham County
    
 
Politics and Military
    Alamance Outrage of 1895
    Chatham County Amputees and Artificial Limbs
    Chatham County, Hotbed of Populism

    Chatham’s Inner Civil War

    Chatham County Veterans Honored

    Chatham County ~ World War I

    John R. Lane and Chatham Boys

    Pittsboro High School’s Honor Roll of WWI Veterans

    Politics of Secession

    Rednap Howell ~ Poet of the Regulation

    Revolutionary War Soldier James Emerson
    The Stone/Elkins Family Civil War Letters
    Veterans Memorials of Chatham
    Whigs Restored Two-Party Rule
 
Architecture, Communities, and Landmarks
    Alvin Bynum House
    Architectural Update 2019-2021    

    Bynum Bridge Awarded Historic Designation

    Cemetery Mystery at Hailbron

    Chatham County Historic Districts

    Chicken Bridge
    From Baldwin Bridge to Pace's Bridge
    Harvey Newlin's Barns
    History of Fearrington Farm    

    Jones Ferry Crossing—Chatham Landmark

    Looking for Shakerag in Chatham

    Manly Law Office

    McClenahan House

    Mt. Vernon Springs—Health & Beauty

    National Register Forms for Chatham Properties

    Patrick St. Lawrence House Update 2016

    Searching for Jones Ferry Crossing

    Siler City Historical Tour

    Smokehouse on Agriculture Center Property

    St. Lawrence House

    Taylor House

    The Marshall and Milliken Log Cabins

    The Riggsbee Community

    Two Bridges (and a Culvert)

   

       

  





   

Social Fabric

    A Brief History of Chatham County Schools

    A Brief History of the Chatham County Fair

    African American History Walking Tour - Pittsboro

    Chatham's Black Farmers 1922 to 2017

    Chatham’s Early Medical Care

    Chatham Superior Court Minute Docket 1839-1866

    Early Pittsboro Medicine

    Farmers Library, Family Info in Old Chatham Book

    Glimpses into the Life and Family of Adeline Crump

    Growing Up "Colored" in Chatham County, NC

    How Farm Tenants Lived

    Marium Alston and the Alston Freed Slaves

    Martha’s Chapel

    Masons in Pittsboro

    My Memories of Tobacco

    Reconstruction and Black Rights after Slavery

    Ruth Gordon's Pittsboro 1930s

    Slave Narratives

    Slavery in Chatham

    The House ~ Memories of a Time and Place

    

Industry and Commerce

    Boling Chair Company History 1904-1979

    Chatham Railroad by Robert Wiesner

    Chatham’s Role in Early Railroads

    General Store at St. Lawrence Post Office

    Pittsboro Business Ledger 1832-1834

    Prosperity Came to Pittsboro on the Train

    Siler City Mills

    The Bynum Cotton Mill—In the Millworkers Words

    The Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company

    The Oval Oak Washboard    

    The Justice Brothers and Justice Motor Company


Chatham People

    Adeline Alston—Chatham Plantation Owner

    A Look into Chatham's Past ~ Chatham People

    Annie Lutterloh Bynum

    Black Chathamites—Making a Difference

    Camilia London ~ WWI Yeomanette

    Delilah Ward Womble ~ Cookie Lady

    Dr. H. A. Denson ~ Bennett Physician

    Essex Harris and the Ku Klux Klan

    Family Letters Reveal Personal Side of Manly Family

    Herman Husband [Marker] Moves West

    Lucy Worth Jackson

    Marium Alston and the Alston Freed Slaves

    Mattie Rogers Beavers—Rural Mail Carrier

    Pittsboro and the Patrick St. Lawrence House/Tavern

    Rednap Howell ~ Poet of the Regulation

    Roxie Small—Chatham Civil Rights Activist

    Sheriff Myrtle Siler

    Simon Green Atkins

    Tod R. Edwards—Crossing Racial Lines

    The Works of George Moses Horton

    The Adventures of Hallie Beavers Allred

    William Hooper ~ First Chatham Clerk of Court

    Zebulon Ray Wicker ~ Chatham Baseball Star

    

    

 


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