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Richmond comes closer to any other county to having all four of North Carolina's regional characteristics, and it is one of the state's most diversified counties physically and economically. Sharpe explores Richmond County's history, geography, industry, and people.
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.
The history of the town of Dobbins Heights from 1969-1991 is explored through interviews by former and current residents. Special attention is paid to the process of incorporation, the creation of the local fire department, the town’s politics, and the tensions between the citizens and the county. The majority black citizens of Dobbins Heights express frustration at the inequality they face and explain its impact on the community’s growth.