Around Pittsboro: New Park to Honor Black Settler

by Stephanie Bass

Like every successful Chatham County farmer and businessman in the 1830s, Lewis Freeman would have been up every day before dawn to tend his considerable array of properties and manage his affairs. After all, one could not get ahead without hard work and long hours, not unless one was born rich. Lewis Freeman was [...]

2020-01-29T12:30:27-04:00January 21st, 2020|

Shop Pittsboro: Country Farm & Home Culture

by Jamie Nunnelly

Farmers and backyard gardeners from Chatham County love shopping at Country Farm & Home in Pittsboro. The store, located on 101 South Small Street, has evolved along with the community through the years. A Trusted Institution for Seventy Years In the 1950’s, the store was built and was called the Central Carolina Farmer’s Exchange. [...]

2019-06-16T20:00:23-04:00June 12th, 2019|

Historic Pittsboro: Revolutionary War Loyalist David Fanning

by Francis DiNardo

From 1775 through 1782, during the American War of Independence, David Fanning, a Loyalist (a British sympathizer) militia leader was a major adversary to the Patriots (the colonial Rebels) during the southern campaigns of the American Revolutionary War which were fought primarily by local militias rather than regular armies. Fanning terrorized Patriot militias and citizens [...]

2018-11-16T00:43:19-04:00October 30th, 2018|