The county seat of Rowan County was first called Rowan Court House. It has been called Salisbury since about 1755.1
Rowan County was named in honor of Matthew Rowan who was a prominent leader before the Revolution and who for a short time after the death of Governor Gabriel Johnston was acting governor.1
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The North Carolina Reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle.
The Box Turtle is a land-based turtle, ands are long-lived, taking some 10-20 years to reach sexual maturity.