1838 Petition of Inhabitants of Montgomery County NC seeking to divide the county

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In 1838, the citizens of Montgomery County living west of the Yadkin River once again petitioned the state's general assembly to divide the county. An extensive 16 running feet of signature lists, the document includes the names of many early settlers. Shortly after, and resulting from this petition, the County of Stanly was created in 1841.

A photo-copy and transcription of the petition will soon be made available at the Stanly County County Public Library in Albemarle. A transcription of the petition can be found on-line at:


enjoy and happy holidays,

George Thomas

-- George Thomas (geothos@bellsouth.net), December 08, 2001

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