The Yadkin County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 1250 – Yadkinville, NC 27055-1250
Andrew L. Mackie, president & publicity chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 22, 2009
HISTORY OF THE QUAKER FORBUSH COMMUNITY
A history of the Quaker Forbush Community of Yadkin County will be presented Sunday, November 22, 2009, 2:30 pm, in the new Family Life Center at Forbush Friends Meeting House, 4460 Forbush Road, East Bend, NC 27018.
The community takes its name from the headwaters of Big & Little Forbush Creeks, which join and flow into the Yadkin River. Forbush Road is the main road through the community, which includes members and friends of Mt. Carmel Friends Meeting, New Patterson Grove Faith Church, Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, and Forbush Friends Meeting.
The event will feature home-made exhibits on natural features and streams, First Americans, first settlers and their descendants, current residents, People of Color, family cemeteries, old homes & farms; old churches and church cemeteries, old schools, old businesses, mills, & country stores, old post offices, community organizations, important events, and the origin of road names and streams. Exhibit tables will be provided for photos and memorabilia.
The Yadkin County Historical Society and historians in the Quaker Forbush Community will sponsor the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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