Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society
Davie County, North Carolina
SOCIETY: The Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society meets in the Martin-Wall History Room of the Davie County Public Library in Mocksville, on the fourth Thursday at 7 PM; see schedule below. The society often arranges guest speakers or field trips. New members and visitors are always welcome.
MEMBERSHIP: Annual Membership in the society costs $5.00 per person or family and entitles one to receive the quarterly newsletter, Davie Dossier. Lifetime membership is $100. We are 501 (c) (3) and donations are tax deductible. Send check to DCHGS, 371 North Main Street, Mocksville NC 27028. Include name, mailing address, and email address.
ITEMS FOR SALE: sixteen books and four maps about Davie County are available for purchase. Order Form .
MEETINGS FOR 2018:
· January 25, Bring item related to Valentine’s Day
· February 22, Field Trip to Register of Deeds Office, Brent Shoaf, Registrar
· March 22, Floods of July 1916, Western North Carolina video, and discussion of Davie County flooding
· April 26, Speaker: Ed Southern, The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Won the Revolution
Biography of Speaker: Ed Southern is a North Carolina native. His first two books were part of Blair’s “Real Voices, Real History” TM series. The Jamestown Adventure: Accounts of the Virginia Colony, 1605-1614, published in 2004, was a collection of contemporary accounts of the first permanent English colony in America. Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, released in 2009, told the story of the tide-turning Southern Campaign through the words of those who lived and fought their way through that tumult. Lee Smith described Southern’s first work of fiction, Parlous Angels, as “(c)arefully written, with the best dialogue I’ve read in years, these terrific and utterly original stories are made to last—like a stone pathway or a brick wall.” Southern has been executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network since January 2008. He lives in Winston-Salem.
This is funded by the North Carolina Humanities Council, www.nchumanities.org, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
· May 5, Help with Daniel Boone Festival
WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH:
- Davie County Public Library
- Davie County GenWeb
- FamilySearch wiki for Davie County
- Branson's Business Directories
- List of Microfilm at Davie County Public Library History Room
Webmaster: Marie Craig, created 3 January 2018