Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Old Homes Along the Road #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

Old Homes Collapsing Before Our Eyes 

collapsing houseSome home just get all used up. It looks like this one in Washington County supported a rather large family and their surrounding land. After the railroad bulleted its way through the countryside beginning in the 1840s, families were no longer isolated and deserted their farms in search of richer soil. Then, a lack of labor after the civil war disrupted the agricultural economy of the South. Eventually, by about 1900, families moved into the cities where they found work in cotton mills. It is sad to see one of these old homes falling in disrepair and the story of its demise before your eyes. It may bear investigation into the county records to learn more. 

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