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    This Caswell County couple shares a happy moment.

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    Ex Parte Virginia, a constitutional case demonstrating the federal government's power to secure the rights of black American citizens came about as a result of a 1878 case tried in the Chatham Courthouse.

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    In Danville, this railroad bridge is now part of the walking trails along the Dan River.

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    Wynne's Falls ("The World's Best Tobacco Market") renamed to Danville on November 23, 1793.

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    The Dan River unites Danville, Caswell County and Pittsylvania County, giving shape to the past and future of the Dan River Region.

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    The White Mill of Dan River Mills, which closed its doors in 2006, stands as a reminder of Danville's rich labor history.

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    Women enjoy an outdoor picnic near their church around Yanceyville, NC.

Welcome to History United. 

History United is a community coalition dedicated to promoting understanding of a shared past through collecting and curating local stories of the Dan River Region. Creating a future for our past, History United inspires the Dan River Region community in telling our stories and weaving an inclusive narrative. We invite you to look, listen, explore, and experience our region’s history and share your part of that story with us!

HISTORIC JOURNAL

“Grandpa’s Box”: An Interview with Cowboy Atterbury

It was mid-summer, early afternoon on a clear sunny day. I was visiting my Grandparents, like I do every summer. My grandfather was in his workshop outside I was his ‘project assistant,’ like many times before.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story

Join History United and the Pittsylvania County Public Library for a discussion series in Chatham. 

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History United Meeting

Join us for a discussion of upcoming history events and learn how History United supports your community. 

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