1881 Fire

Taneya | March 7, 2011 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

A marker near the Washington County Courthouse mentions three fires that burned it – 1860, 1862, and 1881.

photo by Flickr user JimmyWayne

While indexing old issues of the Alamance Gleaner (paper of Alamance County, NC), I found a reference to the 1881 fire.

The loss is described as $127, 000, of which there was little insurance.

Category: Court Records, Events, Newspaper

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