History for Alamance County

The first court was ordered to be held at Providence Meeting House until a courthouse could be erected, provided the justices of the peace at the first session did not select some other place for all subsequent courts until the buildings were completed. Commissioners were named to select a site in the center of the county, acquire land, erect a courthouse, and lay out a town by the name of Graham.1

Alamance Battleground
Alamance County Historical Museum
Battle of Lindley's Mill
Burlington Historic Railroad Depot and Amphitheater
Cedarock Park and Historical Farm
Clapps Mill Battle Ground
Pyle's Defeat Memorial Marker

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Alamance County Page


1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.

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