History in the Making


Stanly County is a crossroads of history. Its people have helped mold and define the cultural landscape of the county, the state, and the nation for more than 10,000 years. Our citizens value their history and have diligently worked together to establish the Stanly County Museum to safeguard the objects of their heritage. With so many different cultures and catalysts creating history in this “land between the rivers,” the Stanly County Museum has a unique collection of artifacts—from examples of Native American art and pottery to restored pioneer homes. We invite you to discover the rich heritage that is Stanly County, North Carolina.


A little spooky.......Today's main picture is of the Fork Academy school that was once located in Norwood. It's believed to have been taken about 1899. When I received this info from John Williams I compared the picture with the list of names and found that everyone had been indentified. I emailed John to thank him and said I thought it was great to have a complete list of names. He replied that the list wasn't why he thought I would find it interesting...... "Did you see what is in the window........"

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