Wells and Brinkley, 1919 Nash Township Map

1919 NASH COUNTY MAP [Map is about three feet by three feet in size in color, it is beautifully constructed] Prepared by the Nash County Commissioners and the Board of Education from Actual Surveys in 1918 and 1919 by Wells and Brinkley, Engineers, Rocky Mount, NC.]

Research by:  Earl P. Bell, Jr.

Posted:  17 December 2009

Status:  Ongoing.

Comments: earl.bell3@gmail.com

In 1918 and 1919, the Townships in Nash County, North Carolina are:

BAILEY;  CASTALIA;  COOPERS;  FERRELLS;  GRIFFIN;  JACKSON;  MANNINGS;  NASHVILLE;   OAK LEVEL;  ROCKY MOUNT;  RED OAK;  DRY WELLS;  NORTH WHITAKERS;  SOUTH WHITAKERS; and  STONY CREEK.


BAILEY TOWNSHIP, 1919

[BORDERS ARE: on the west, just south of Gin Branch along Turkey Creek to the border with Wilson County; then southwest to northeast along the Nash – Wilson county line; to surveyor’s line south of Bissett Mill & Highs Cross Roads School; then north to northwest along a looping surveyor’s line to just west of White Oak Church; then west to Perry Cross Roads; then west and northwest along a surveyor’s line past Mt. Pleasant School (in Mt. Pleasant School District); then west - south west to and along Big Branch; then west along a surveyor’s line back to Turkey Creek.]

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Bailey;  Mannings; Mt. Pleasant.

HUMAN PLACES: Underwoods Mill;  Baileys Old Mill; Bailey; Perry Cross Roads.

NATURAL PLACES: Perry’s Pond; east bank of Turkey Creek; Haw Branch, Big Branch; Juniper Branch; Beaverdam Creek; White Oak Swamp; Reed Marsh.

CHURCHES: Sandy Level.

SCHOOLS: Mannings (W); Morgan (B); Williams (B); Mt. Pleasant (W); Deans (W).

RAILROAD: Norfolk, Southern (tracks running east – west).

STORES: Mannings.

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CASTALIA TOWNSHIP, 1919

[BORDERS ARE: from Sandy Creek (southwest bank), northeast to southwest on the line with Franklin County, NC; southwest to the township’s southern border on the Beaverdam Branch; east to the west bank of the Pig Basket Creek; north up Pig Basket Creek to Jumping Run then north to Tumbling Run; then northeast back to Sandy Creek.]

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Castalia; Bethlehem; and Braswell.

HUMAN PLACES: Matthews Crossroads; Town of Castalia; Mays Crossroads; and Arrington’s Bridge.

NATURAL PLACES: Red Bud Swamp; Back Swamp; Big Peachtree Creek; Pig Basket Creek (western bank); Jumping Run; Tumbling Run; Beaverdam Branch (northeast bank); Sandy Creek (southeast bank); and Terry Branch.

CHURCHES: Saints Delight and Belford.

SCHOOLS: Bethelhem (W); Braswell (W) and Griffin (B).

STORES: Griffin.

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GRIFFIN TOWNSHIP, 1919

[BORDERS ARE: from Ransoms Bridge on Fishing Creek, northeast to southwest on the line with Franklin County; to Sandy Creek (northeast bank); southeast to Tumbling Run; then southwest on Tumbling Run (southeast bank) to Jumping Run; then south on Jumping Run (east bank) to Pig Basket Creek (east bank); then south to surveyor’s line just south of Taylors School; then east to a surveyor’s line just south of Taylors Store; then northeast, past Gays Store and Tar Heel Lumber to Swift Creek; then north to near Cyrus Store, just west of Yorks Chapel; then north on surveyor’s line to Battles Bridge on Fishing Creek]

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Harrison; Aventon; and Philadelphia.

HUMAN PLACES: Ransoms Bridge; Battles Bridge; Argo Gold Mine; Hedgepeth Gin; Dukes; Rogers Bridge; Davis Bridge; Aventon; and Hilliardston.

NATURAL PLACES: Gideon Swamp, Fishing Creek (south bank); Shelly Branch; Sandy Creek (north bank); White Oak Swamp and drainage; Crooked Swamp and drainage; and Coopers Bridge.

CHURCHES: Harmony; Social Union; and York.

SCHOOLS: Taylors (W); Philadelphia (W); Hilliarston (W); Avention (W) and Harrison (W)

STORES: Taylors, Cyrus; Gossetts; and Harpers.

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NORTH WHITAKERS TOWNSHIP, 1919

[BORDERS ARE: from west to east, north to northeast beginning at Battles Bridge, then east along the south bank of Fishing Creek (borders Halifax County); then south – southeast on the western half of the Atlantic Coastline railroad tracks, Nash County’s boundary with Edgecombe County, to Swift Creek; then east on the north bank of Swift Creek to a surveyor’s line near Cyrus Store; then north to Wards Store and back to Battles Bridge.]

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Salem; Powell; Whitakers.

HUMAN PLACES: Battles Bridge; Meltons Bridge; Culpeppers Bridge; Bellamys Bridge; Taylors Cross Roads; Whitakers; Gold Rock.

NATURAL PLACES: Crooked Swamp; south bank of Fishing Creek; Gum Lake; Lane Swamp; north bank of Swift Creek; Pine Log Branch; Beaverdam Swamp; Black Swamp; Hornes Mill; Race Prong.

CHURCHES:. Hickory; Hilliard Grove; Manns Chapel; McTeer.

SCHOOLS: Williams Private School; Taylors School (B); Shiloh (B); Whitakers (B); Powell School (W); Shady Grove (B); Salem (W); Swift Creek (B).

STORES: Pittmans; Taylors; Wards.

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RED OAK TOWNSHIP, 1919

[BORDERS ARE: east to west, on the southeast bank of Swift Creek (northeastern boundary); then south – southeast past the Tar River Lumber Company railroad tracks, past Gays Store to the Nashville Township boundary; along a surveyor’s line on the northern border of Nashville Township; then north – northeast past Oak Grove School and Mays Store to Flat Rock Branch; then up the northwest side of the meanders of Flat Rock Branch to Swift Creek.]

SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Red Oak.

HUMAN PLACES: Red Oak; Proctors Mill; Tar River Lumber Company Camp.

NATURAL PLACES: Mill Pond; Flat Rock Branch; southwest bank of Swift Creek.

CHURCHES: St. Johns; Shearth.

SCHOOLS: Oak Grove School.

STORES: Jones; Gays; Ellens; Hilliards (B); May.

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