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for The State Vol. 8 Issue 31, Dec 1940
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Richmond County is one of the oldest counties in the State. It was carved from Anson County in 1779 and has had an interesting history of progress and development. Richmond County is the home of the estate of Flora Macdonald and consequently Flora Macdonald College. It is also the home of the fifth oldest cotton mill, Richmond Manufacturing Company, in the State. Richmond County was also the stage for continual guerilla fighting during the Revolutionary War.
William Poteat's life and work centered around one place--Wake Forest in Forsyth County. He graduated from the college in 1877 and was made a tutor in 1878 and assistant professor of natural history in 1880. He became professor of biology in 1883, a position he held till the time of his death.