"Prosperous County in a Prosperous State", The Independent (Elizabeth City, N.C.), 29 October 1926
PROSPEROUS COUNTY IN A PROSPEROUS STATE
Nothing Spectacular in Currituck's Progress, But Here Are Some Facts You
May Not Have Known
By Rupert E. West
Currituck is on of the four counties in North Carolina form between 1776.
I was give the indian [Indian] name *
Currituck which though * many ways have never been *. It was formed from
the * of Albemarle in 1672.
A brief outline of its history from * through the 70's will be found *
where in the Currituck Supplies * of The Independent this will * under The
County of *Currituck by Fred A. Olds.
*to history to preserve a * of its history of the trials * hardships of its
first settlers * those who aided in preserving * that tare sill sacred in
* of Currituck Citizens we * to the Currituck County
* advancement and progress * the days that wampum was * to the present say
is * as marked as the Improvement * Aeroplane [airplane] over the OX cart * a period of wooden sails *
roads one room schools, ten * and poverty and ignore * we are face to face
with one of the most prosperous States 8 Union
In Northeastern North Carolina bounded by Virginia the Atlantic Oceans,
Albemarle Sound * Camden County. It contains * acres of land, valued at *
than $ 2,000,000 abd a property * of more than $5,500,000
* of approximately * or about 1.609 families * miles of improved roads *
gins. 18 garages, four * Phyicians, a shcool system * ranks second in the
entire * spending an average of $28.68 per child enrolled.
* Principally an agricultural * the crop census of 1925 gives, *record
breaking figures of * bushels of sweet potatoes * or an average of 99
bushels * planed. 240,000 bushels * potates. 22,560 bushels of * for
market, not grown * crops. 111,183 gorwn with * crops. 1.7935 tons of hay
* beans. 302.180 bushels of * 2548 bales of cotton. It has * 73.06 per
cent of its * own their farms an in * of 11 per cent in five years *
shipping facilities are second * in the state, shipping is by * railed and
motor * is less than tweleve hours * Northern markets, less than * miles
from a Seaport ship.
It is crossed by Route 34 of the State Highway System, one of the main
southern highways this highway through Currituck offers ever convenience
for tourist the route throught Currtuck being dotting with filling
stations, garages, telephone and telegraph proximity. It has the greatest
shooting grounds for migratory game that is to be found in the United
States it has an abundance of small game and is known as Sportman's
Paradise. It has a foreign born population of less than one per cent and
is one of the few counties in the entire state that has not alms house,
none are needed.
Its climate is unsurpassed even by the most widely advertised resorts. It
is not subjected to the extreme cold of Northern Winter's or of Southern
summers. It's climate might be termed a happy medium.
Its citizens are truly democratic its peace is never disturbed by religious
or political discord, all working harmoniously for the betterment of the
It's health conditions are excellent as attested by the face that there are
only four practicing physicians to be a population of more than 8,000
It's prosecutions in the superior court is less than .9 per cent per 1,000
whites and .4 per cent negroes these figures are listed for convictions
It's bathing beach is unsurpassed by any on the Atlantic Coast. Its
fishing appeals to every type and class of fisherman from the Speckled
trout of the sea to the Big Mouth bass of its inland waters.
With all that it has to offer Currituck county is not molested by Blue Sky
speculators and real estate sharks. It offers a whole hearted welcome to
the strangers that come within its boundaries.
Its soil is not limited to any particular type of far mcrops, it will grow
anything from lettuce to grain. Cannas grown in Currituck are shipped to
all parts of the country Mint grown in Currituck is used from Maine to
It's progress has not be spectacular. It is not a boom county its
advancement is due to the cooperation of its citizens in a concrete
movement for the betterment of the place in which they live. With this as
their motive they have made of Currituck County a place which its citizens
are proud to call home. A place that appeals to the stranger within its
gates. Its citizens are proud of the Currituck of 1926. There is no
limit to its future. It strives for the best always.
|Citation:|| "Prosperous County in a Prosperous State," The Independent (Elizabeth City, N.C.), 29 October 1926.|
|Location:|| North Carolina Collection, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA|
|Call Number:||NoCar Microfilm EcIw-1-18 Display Catalog Record|