Revolutionary General and North Carolina native, Francis Nash, led troops under Washington in the battle at Germantown, Pennsylvania where Nash was mortally wounded. The Continental Congress voted funds for a monument in the General's memory. Nash is buried in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania.
The multi-million dollar Wanchese Harbor Project intends to fully realize efforts made in 1820 to transform Wanchese Harbor on Roanoke Island into a revenue generating venture that will benefit North Carolina's fishing and tourist industries. The project will afford â€œthe most completely integrated seafood facility in the United States.â€
The landed gentry colonized a part of the Appalachian Mountains. The first white settlers in the area were Ambrose and son, William Mills. The Mills family faced multiple attacks, some due in part to their Royalist persuasion, but mostly from Native Americans who pillaged and burned their homes on several occasions.
Malinda Blalock, under the pseudonym â€œSam Blalock,â€ joined the Twenty Sixth North Carolina Regiment of the Confederate army commanded by Zebulon B. Vance in order to be near her husband, L. M., or Keith. Both eventually left the Confederates and served as Yankee spies for a Michigan Regiment.
Faith Rock marks the site of Andrew Hunter's daring escape from the infamous Tory bandit David Fanning and his band of killers. The out-jutting boulder sloping into Franklinville's Deep River afforded a nearly impossible escape route for Hunter and the mare he had stolen from Fanning.
Fur buyer E. G. Dupree has found a lucrative career in purchasing and selling furs. Trappers bring Dupree muskrat, mink, beaver, raccoon, otter, fox, nutria, bobcat, and other fur-bearing animals which he then sells to buyers in New York.