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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European settlers began settling the area in the mid 1700s, following the Great Wagon Road south from Pennsylvania. Plentiful hunting, abundant forests, and fertile land for farming supported a growing population. The Morgan Bryan family arrived in 1748 and became one of the largest local landowners, with 2,200 acres known as Bryan Settlement, now Farmington. Squire and Sarah Boone, acquaintances of the Bryans, migrated into the area around 1752, acquiring land in 1753. Their son Daniel reveled in the good hunting. Daniel and Rebecca Bryan married in 1756 and lived in a log cabin on Sugartree Creek in Bryan Settlement. Daniel Boone resided in the area for over a decade before moving west into Kentucky. Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone lie buried in Joppa Cemetery in Mocksville.