History for Rowan County

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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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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The North Carolina Fish is the Channel Bass.

Channel Bass usually occur in great supply along the cost and most large ones average between 30 and 40 pounds, making them great for sport fishing.

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