Go back in time with these pictures of people and old houses from Rockingham County, North Carolina in the 1930s

Nestled in the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is the county of Rockingham. The county is also known as “North Carolina’s North Star.” Created on December 29, 1785 from Guilford County, it was named after Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, the British Prime Minister from 1765 and again in 1782.

Leaksville and Wentworth are the two earliest towns in Rockingham County. The area of Troublesome Creek valley was area that was settled very early.

Photograph of Book Mobile in Leaksville ca. 1930  

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Photograph of  Women in Rockingham County, NC mending books in WPA work project ca. 1937 

(Public Library History Files, State Library of NC)

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Bookmobile users Mr. W. T. Smith and son standing next to mule and cart

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Rockingham Co. Mrs. E. T. Roberts and family Rockingham County, NC 1938

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1st. Honorable mention (girl third from left)” The bookmark contest was conducted in all the African-American schools visited by the bookmobile. 

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2nd Honorable mention (boy fifth from left)” The bookmark contest was conducted in all the African-American schools visited by the bookmobile

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Book Mark Contest — conducted in all the Negro schools visited by the bookmobile. Winner — Geroline Graves (center)

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African-American children hold books in doorway of “Thomasville Colored Branch” library

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“Rockingham Co Mrs Garrett Smith Sadler, N.C.”

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Benbow House in Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938 

The Main house was completed between 1823 and 1824, by Charles Benbow, a Quaker, who was associated with the early development of the textile industry in N.C. as well as having a significant role in the establishment of two local educational institutes, what is now Oak Ridge Military Academy and Guilford College.

(Library of Congress) 

Benbow house Rockingham, North Carolina

Benbow House in Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938 

(Library of Congress) 

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Wright Tavern in Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938  –  The tavern was built in 1816 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now houses the Wentworth Post Office

(Library of Congress) 

Wright Tavern in Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938

Wright Tavern in Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938

 (Library of Congress) 

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Old Log barn Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938 

(Library of Congress) 

Old Log barn Wentworth, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938

Old Log barn Wentworth vicinity, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938

(Library of Congress) Old Log barn Wentworth vicinity, Rockingham County, NC by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston 1938

Faith and Courage: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 2) George Willson witnesses the execution of King Charles II and is forced to leave the woman he loves to witch hunters in 17th century England as he flees to his sister, Mary, and her husband Ambrose Dixons home in Colonial American. Ridden with guilt over difficult decisions he made to survive, George Willson and the Dixon’s embrace the Quaker faith which further creates problems for their existence in the New World

 

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

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RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
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Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
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One Response to Go back in time with these pictures of people and old houses from Rockingham County, North Carolina in the 1930s

  1. Pat Belcher says:

    Truly enjoyed these beautiful historic pictures. Would love to see more in the future

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