Digital Davie shares glimpses of Davie County history through digital images of the people, places, institutions, and events that have shaped the county in the past and continue to do so today.
Digital Davie makes extensive use of the research published in the book History of Davie County in the Forks of the Yadkin by James W. Wall, Davie County historian, whose dedication and lifelong interest in promoting county history are much appreciated by the citizens of Davie County.
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Early tax lists provide insights into trades practiced in Davie County, including a variety of mills, several factories, taverns, distilleries, hotels, blacksmiths, and stores. Davie County remained a rural, largely agriculturally-based economy. Bright leaf tobacco replaced cotton as the leading cash crop in the mid-1800s and farm acreage increased significantly. Family farms produced their own food crops including a variety of vegetables and meat, especially pork. Davie County today remains true to its agricultural heritage while balancing commercial and industrial development.