STOVALL'S WHITE HOTEL

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FIRST BOY SCOUT TROOP IN NORTH CAROLINA

Troop 1 - Stovall, NC

Led by Luther Connally Wilkerson, Wilkerson organized the first Boy Scout Troop in North Carolina on Sept. 30, 1910. This troop was both first in the state and first in Stovall, NC.

Wilson, John. “N.C. Boyscouts Started in Stovall.” Oxford Public Ledger, 19 Feb. 2009.

SOUTHERN EXPRESS

Stovall, NC

A locomotive arriving at Stovall's Depot sometime in the early 1900's

STOVALL RAILROAD STATION

Western Union and Southern Express Station

This station served the Stovall community from 1888 to 1964.  The building consisted of two passenger waiting rooms, an office and freight warehouse. Not only did the office serve the railroad, but it served as the headquarters for the Western Union Telegraph Company and the Southeastern Express Company.

ABRAM'S PLAINS PECAN TREE

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GREGORY FARM

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RESIDENCE OF JOHN PENN

Declaration of Independence Signer

John Penn was born in Caroline County, Virginia, to a family of means. His father died when he was eighteen years old, and though he had received only a rudimentary education at a country school, he had access to the library of his relative Edmund Pendleton. He was licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia at age twenty-two. In 1774 he moved to Granville County, North Carolina, where he established a law practice and soon became a gentleman member of the political community. He was elected to attend the provincial Congress in 1775 and elected to the Continental Congress that same year. He served there until 1777, participating in committee work. He was again elected in 1779, appointed to the Board of War, where he served until 1780. He declined a judgeship in his native state around that time, due to failing health. In retirement he engaged in his law practice. He died at the age of 48.

“Signers of the Declaration of Independence: John Penn.” Ushistory.org, Independence Hall Association, www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/penn.html.

WILKERSON JEWELRY, BANK, DRUG STORE.

Stovall, NC

Downtown Stovall was home to a Jewelry Store, Bank and Drug Store in the 1900's before being destroyed by fire.

 

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