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12777
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Lasting four years and costing some $64,000, the United States Geological Survey just completed a thorough investigation of the water resources in Martin County. Seven major aquifers were located during the survey and new wells have already been drilled.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 20, Mar 1963, p12
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12779
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Covering Robersonville, Jamesville, Hamilton, Oak City, Hassel, Parmele, Everetts, Bear Grass, and Darden, this article provides brief blurbs on the towns in Martin County. Additional facts containing population figures, acreage, commercial information, and other pertinent details are included.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 20, Mar 1963, p15-18, il
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18563
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Continuing his travels to North Carolina's counties, Goerch visits Martin County. The county was established in 1774 and was named for Josiah Martin, the state's last Royal Governor. The land is superior for farming. The oldest Primitive Baptist Association in the state is located there. The county has been the home of many distinguished North Carolina families.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 51, May 1942, p1-2, 17-20, il
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21504
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Campbell had two great-grandfathers who fought in the Civil War and that his wife Peggy also had a great-grandfather, William Jesse Beach, who fought. Campbell recounts the story of Beach who was born in Martin County, joined the 1st Regiment North Carolina Infantry, and was killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Spr 2009, p13-14, por
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24476
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The Battle of Fort Branch took place in July 1862, and the battle is recreated every November for three days at the Fort Branch Re-Enactment and Living History Program.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 59 Issue 6, November 1991, p23-25, il
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22970
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Parmele, located in Martin County just over the Pitt County line near Bethel, was once called ”Junction.” It was here that several railroad lines came together. In 1891, E. A. Parmele of New York constructed a large steam mill there and opened a post office known as “Parmele.” In 1892, it received a telegraph office and in 1893, a city government was established. In 1899, the town was a completely "dry town," and consisting of two large sawmills, five general stores, several churches, Odd Fellows Lodge, Temperance Club, a school house and a town doctor, Dr. L. C. Ricks. On April 1, 1904, a fire ravaged the town. This fire caused Parmele to fade into history. However, in 1909, Professor W.C. Chance started Higgs Industrial School to educate African American people. And in 1910, Dr. Booker T. Washington visited Parmele on behalf of the school.
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32094
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Died in Charlotte, NC, Mar. 1, 1872, Mrs. Jane C. Ward, aged 76, widow of Dr. Francis Ward and daughter of John and Penelope Stuart. John Stuart came from Scotland and settled at Daly’s Hill on the Roanoke River, Martin County, NC. He served in the Provincial Congress at Hillsboro in Aug. 1775 and later represented Martin County in both houses of Legislature.
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36378
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The Skewarkians, Bear Grass School, Williamston, NC, published an eighty six page book on the history of the people who developed the tobacco industry in Martin County, NC. They received the Group Literary First Place during the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Awards Day program of the Tar Hill Junior Historian Association.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 18 Issue No. 1, , p30-32, il