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Architectural Drawings and North Carolina Map Now Online

Architectural drawings of Cooleemee Plantation House and a 19th century map of North Carolina from Davie County Public Library have been added to DigitalNC.

Cooleemee Plantation House architectural drawing of the main floor plan.

Cooleemee Plantation House architectural drawing of the main floor plan.

The Cooleemee Plantation House is between Lexington and Mocksville, North Carolina alongside the Yadkin River. Built based on drawings in Godey’s Lady’s Book, the house was completed in 1854. The Hairston family has owned Cooleemee and the plantation since 1814, and in 1978 Cooleemee was dedicated a U.S. National Historic Landmark due to its architecture. There are five architectural drawings of the Cooleemee Plantation House, completed in 1941 by John Erwin Ramsay. One (above) shows the main floor plan, another shows the second floor plan, two depict the front, back, and side of the house, and the last has details of doors, columns, cornices, and ceilings. There are also two photographs of the exterior and interior of the house as part of the plans.

Colton's Map of the State of North Carolina, 1888.

Colton’s Map of the State of North Carolina, 1888.

Also from Davie County Public Library is Colton’s Map of the State of North Carolina. This large fold out map of North Carolina was published in 1888. It depicts North Carolina divided by county (as well as parts of South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) and shows mountains and rivers as well as cities, towns, and roads.

To see more items from Davie County Public Library, visit their contributor page or website.


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