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"Rowan, a county in the W. central part of North Carolina, has an area of about 458 square miles. It is bounded on the N.E. by the Yadkin and South Yadkin Rivers, and is partly drained by Crane Creek and other small streams. The greater part of the surface is hilly, and extensively covered with forests of the ash, hickory, oak, and other trees. The soil is mostly fertile. Indian corn, wheat, oats, and pork are the staple products. Granite underlies part of this county, which is intersected by two branches of the Richmond & Danville Railroad, both of which connect with Salisbury, the capital. Pop. in 1870, 16,810; in 1880, 19,965; in 1890, 24,123."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • Rowan county was formed in 1753 from the northern part of Anson County
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