Centennial of Haywood County and Its County Seat, Waynesville Volume 3

Centennial of Haywood County and Its County Seat, Waynesville Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...to the ripe old age of 96. He built the first frame house in the county, made his nails himself with which he put on the timbers and sawed the lumber with a whip-saw. The house is still standing. Haywood County by Townships. In the earliest days of the county there were no townships. In all the territory west of the Buncombe County line to Tennessee and round to the northern line of Georgia there were only two voting precincts. It cost something in those days to vote, for long toilsome journeys had to be made to the polling places. One of these places was at John Howell's near the mouth of Raccoon Creek. The other was at Soco beyond the Balsam range in what is now Jackson County. As the population increased other precincts were added. In 1869 by act of the Legislature they were called townships. For a long number of years there were only six townships in the county, namely, Waynesville, Fines Creek, . Crabtree, Pigeon, Cattaloochee and Beaverdam. There are now thirteen of them. The story of these divisions is interesting not.only to the people living in them but to other parts of the county as well. Waynesville. Waynesville, one of the oldest of the townships, was established in 1809 as a precinct, and included at first a large part of the county. Later, other townships were formed out of its territory until now it contains only about forty square miles and a population in 1900 of 3,908 and in 1908 of about 5,000. The chief products are corn, potatoes, wheat, oats, apples, cattle, lumber, and furniture. The taxable valuation of property in 1908 is over $4,000,000. There are two incorpated towns in the township, Waynesville and Hazelwood. The history of the township, therefore, naturally clusters around the two towns, and the story of the towns...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516915
  • 9781236516916