Sanford and Lee County

Sanford and Lee County

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Located near the geographic center of North Carolina, the Lee County area has been defined by transportation for the past two centuries. From river navigation along the Deep and Cape Fear Rivers to early plank roads, crisscrossing railroad lines, and major U.S. highways, this area has seen countless travelers come and go by boat, car, horse, buggy, train, and motor vehicle. Along the way, a number of the travelers settled, and communities formed. Through the efforts of leaders from communities such as Jonesboro and Sanford, a new county was formed in 1907-1908. Lee County was the 98th county formed in North Carolina, and despite its relatively small land area, it has a rich and vital history.INTRODUCTION. Located in the center of North Carolina, the Lee County area has been a transportation crossroads for over 200 years. In the early days of North Carolina, Scottish settlers and others used the Deep and Cape Fear Rivers for transporting goods and commerce between the North Carolina coast ... Charles O. Sanford, who was the engineer in charge of building the RaleightoColumbia line.

Title:Sanford and Lee County
Author:Jimmy Haire, W. W. Seymour Jr., Railroad House Historical Association, Inc.
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2006-09-13


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