Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: North Carolina: Durham County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Durham County History
Posted by: bru's (ID *****4495) Date: March 12, 2010 at 16:41:53
In Reply to: History by Catherine of 189

The early trains had a stop near the home/office of Dr. Bartlett Durham, known as Durham's stop. The few establishments in the area were noted for their lively (often illegal) entertainment.
Following the Civil War, the huge increase in manufacturing in the area caused the development of communities around the factories and an early urban center.
In 1881, the county was officially formed from Wake, Orange, and Granville Co. with the city of Durham as its hub.


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/durham/messages/153.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network