Friday, March 5, 2010

Margarettsville is in Northampton County, North Carolina. According to The North Carolina Gazeteer, by William S. Powell, 1968, Margarettsville was named for Mrs. Margaret Ridley, an early resident. It appeared on county maps as early as 1865, but this article proves that it was in existence at least 9 years before that time. The town was chartered in 1885.

This story appeared in the New York Times on March 15, 1856. Copyright © The New York Times

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