Land, Maternal Kin, North Carolina, Other Documents

Where we lived: colored settlements.

 

Me:  And where was the area that was called Wallacetown?

My grandmother:  Mm-hmm. That was just out near where we lived. We lived out there.  And then there was like a stream or a branch or something where you crossed that thing, that was called Rabbittown.

Me: Okay.

Grandma: We lived in Wallacetown.

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From the 1916 city directory of Statesville, North Carolina:

Popular Branch — a colored settlement southeast of Wallacetown [actually, it was “Poplar” Branch]

Rabbittown — a colored settlement southeast of Wallacetown

Wallacetown — a colored settlement southeast of the railway station

Rankinsville — a colored settlement to the right of the north end of Centre Street

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