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Part 5: Captain Sprouse

Marion Bullion came to Brackett Town, NC, as a small mining company from upstate New York and bought or leased property in this area to mine for gold. The evidence of that era is still visible in the “tailin’ piles” … Continue reading

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Part 4: JJ Sprouse comes to Brackett Town

In 1842, a separate county was created from neighboring Burke and Rutherford counties and named in honor of Colonel Joseph McDowell, famed Indian fighter and hero at King’s Mountain. The county seat was named after General Francis Marion who was … Continue reading

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