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    Lincolnton
    NC
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson, later the Confederate general known as Stonewall Jackson, married Anna Morrison on July 16, 1857 in her home in Lincolnton.
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    Lillington
    NC
    Was named for John Alexander Lillington, an officer from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War who fought in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in 1776 and served as brigadier general in the state militia.
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    Valdese
    NC
    The summer outdoor drama “From This Day Forward” honors the 29 Waldensian immigrants who fled religious persecution and settled in what would become Valdese. Their settlement was the largest Waldensian colony in the world outside of Italy.
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    Chapel Hill
    NC
    When the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first state university in 1793, they also named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site.
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    Albemarle
    NC
    Albemarle is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, who was one of the eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II.
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    Brevard
    NC
    Begun in 2002, the Brevard sculpture project is a fascinating addition to downtown and is a great way to acquaint yourself with the indigenous animals that abound in the southern Appalachian mountains.
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    Mount Pleasant
    NC
    Reed Gold Mine, the site of America’s first gold rush, is located just five miles from Mount Pleasant.
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    Kill Devil Hills
    NC
    On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright were successful in making four flights at the base of the big hill that is now a part of the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills.
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    Lenoir
    NC
    Baseball great Rube Walker, born in Lenoir in 1926, was the Brooklyn Dodger catcher behind the plate when Bobby Thomson hit “The Shot Heard Round the World” in 1951.
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    Yadkinville
    NC
    In January 28, 1851, an act was passed to establish a county seat for Yadkin County. A 50-acre tract located at the center of the county was selected as the site of the new town.

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