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Martin County history dates back to 1774 when it was formed from Halifax and Tyrrell counties. It is essentially an agricultural county, with tobacco the top crop and peanuts a close second. The county has a diversity of merchandizing concerns, and lumbering and Plymouth's North Carolina Pulp Company are big industries.
From a small group of local businessmen in 1948, the Williamston Chamber of Commerce in Martin County, North Carolina has aided agriculture and industry to expand. From water and peanuts to pesticides and tobacco, Williamston and Martin County are turning rural assets into industrial economies.
The Skewarkians, Bear Grass School, Williamston, NC constructed a model of an ‘Old Time Tobacco Barn,’ and wrote and published a book, ‘Smoke to Gold.’ They received the Group Arts Honorable Mention Award during the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Awards Day program of the Tar Hill Junior Historian Association.
These are additional articles about raising tobacco in Martin County and How an Accident in Caswell County Really Changed Things!, written by the Skewarkians of Bear Grass School, Williamston, NC and appeared in their book, ‘Smoke to Gold.’