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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Pioneers, public servants, lawyers, doctors, and businessmen shaped the history of our county and nation. The 18th century pioneer Daniel Boone spent his teenage years here before helping open the west. Davie County sent several native sons to North Carolina state government, including State Supreme Court Justices Richmond M. Pearson and David Moffatt Furches, and State Representative and Senator William Booe March. Peter Stuart Ney, reputedly a former general in the army of Napoleon, mystified area residents. Hinton Rowan Helper's The Impending Crisis inflamed political sentiment leading to the Civil War. Thomas Ferebee, the Enola Gay bombardier, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Discover these Davie County people and many others.