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2030
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Lincoln County's Sam Brown was a notorious robber and opponent of the American Revolution who, with his sister Charity, terrorized counties along the Yadkin River and in South Carolina. He was killed in 1780 by an outraged citizen.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 12, May 1994, p17, 19-20, il
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5198
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North Carolina had a viable iron industry in the 19th-century. Lincoln County was a thriving center for this industry, and by 1810 could boast six iron-making operations. Harpe describes the industry's rise, the men instrumental in it, and reasons it declined.
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12945
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Encompassing 308 square miles and located in the Piedmont region of the state, Lincoln County is predominately an industrial community. Long sustained via enterprises such as paper mills, tanneries, coach assembly, cotton factories, iron harvesting and production, Lincoln was also the leading pine planting county in 1959.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 27 Issue 24, Apr 1960, p8-10, 23-26, 28, il, map
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18694
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Lincoln County, named for General Benjamin Lincoln, a Revolutionary War soldier, is one of the oldest counties in the western part of the state. Many prominent individuals who have served both the state and nation have come from the county, including Civil War Generals Ramseur, Hoke, and Johnson.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 17, Sept 1942, p1-2, 16-19, il
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24545
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This article details a skirmish between Patriots and Tories during the American Revolutionary War in 1780. Taking place at Ramsour’s Mill in Lincoln County, about 400 Patriots defeated 1200 Tories.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 12, May 1976, p10-11, il
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34549
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Nixon provides a Revolutionary War history of Lincoln County, including discussion of residents and their livelihoods post-war. Special attention is given to the origin of place names, significant people, and Revolutionary War battles within county lines.
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