would fold in 1861.
Plank roads were known as "Farmer's Railroads" as many were built to improve the speed and range of moving tobacco, produce, and other materials quicker and to further markets. The cost to construct plank roads were 1/10th that of a railroad and could be built a lot quicker. The downside was that the planks would deteriorate quickly and maintenance and upkeep would prove to costly for the operators of these wooden toll roads.
Halfway between Knightdale and Wendell along Poole Road is yet another former Eastern Wake County country store. Although the Lake Myra ...
OLIVE BRANCH - Located in Union County along NC 218, Olive Branch is a small community located east of Gourdvine Creek.
The third and final cable river ferry in North Carolina crosses the Meherrin River not that far from the Virginia State Line. Parker'...