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Chairman W. H. Brock Erwin

Commissioner D. P. Ray, Jr Lillington

Commissioner W. J. Cotton, Jr Kipling

Commissioner Gilbert Brown Rt. 2, Cameron

Commissioner C. E. McLamb Dunn


Haywood County was formed in 1808 from Buncombe. Was named in honor of John
Haywood, who for forty years (1787-1827) was the popular Treasurer of the State.

Population — 41,710 County Seat — Waynesville

State Senator 32nd District Zebulon Doyle Alley, Waynesville

Members House of Representatives 47th District Ernest B. Messer, Canton

Listen B. Ramsey, Marshall

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court J. B. Siler Waynesville

Register of Deeds Charles G. Howell Waynesville

Sheriff C. Jack Arrington Waynesville

Treasurer Edwin Russell Waynesville

Auditor Edwin Russell Waynesville

Tax Supervisor Frank M. Davis Waynesville

Tax Collector Carl A. Setzer Waynesville

County Accountant Edwin Russell Waynesville

Coroner Dr. R. S. Roberson._ Waynesville

County Health Director Dr. R. S. Roberson Waynesville

Supt. of Schools Dr. W. T. Byrd Waynesville

Director of Social Services., Edgar P. Israel Rt. 2, Clyde

County Ext. Chairman. .._ Virgil Holloway._ Waynesville

Chmn. Bd. Elections., W. G. Byers Waynesville

Wildlife Protector Charles Piercy Canton

Forest Ranger Hugh Rathbone Waynesville

County Manager Frank M. Davis Waynesv He

County Attorney David Haynes Waynesville

County Librarian Jerry W. Brownlee Waynesville

Civil Defense Director James W. Reed, Jr Waynesville

Veterans Service Officer Fred Francis Waynesville

County Commissioners:

Chairman Frank M. Davis Waynesville

Commissioner Frank Bradshaw Rt. 4, Waynesville

Commissioner Harold Long Waynesville

County Government 797


Henderson County was formed in 1838 from Buncombe. Was named in honor of Leonard
Henderson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Population — 42,804 County Seat — Hendersonville

State Senator 32nd District Zebulon Doyle Alley, Waynesville

Member House of Representatives 46th District J. T. Mayfield, East Flat Rock

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court J. Seldon Osteen Hendersonville

Register of Deeds Marshall Watterson Hendersonville

Sheriff Albert Jackson Hendersonville

Auditor H. L. Horton Hendersonville

Tax Super visor._ Betty Lawrence Hendersonville

Tax Collector Elizabeth B. King Hendersonville

County Accountant _ M. B. McDaniel Hendersonville

Coroner Charles Jackson Hendersonville

Medical Examiner Dr. W. A. Lampley Hendersonville

Surveyor Donald Hill Hendersonville

County Health Director..._ Dr. Harold M. Myers Hendersonville

Supt. of Schools Glenn Marlowe Hendersonville

Director of Social Services.. Mrs. Annabelle H. Parks Hendersonville

County Ext. Chairman _ Grover Westmoreland.... Hendersonville

Chmn. ABC Board Roone Arledge ..Hendersonville

Chmn. Bd. Education William McKay Hendersonville

Chmn. Bd. Elections Clyde Ballard Hendersonville

Wildlife Patrolman James D. Renegan Mt. Home

Forest Ranger James Rhodes Rt. 2, Hendersonville

County Attorney W. B. Howe Hendersonville

County Librarian Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall Hendersonville

Civil Defense Director J. C. Belue East Flat Rock

Veterans Service Officer L. A. Broyles Hendersonville

County Commissioners:

Chairman Clyde Jackson Hendersonville

Commissioner.... M. K. Sinclair Hendersonville

Commissioner.. C. E. Staton Hendersonville


Hertford County was formed in 1759 from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton. Was
named in honor of Francis Seymour Conway, Marquis of Hertford, an English noble-
man. He was a brother of General Conway, a distinguished British soldier and member
of Parliament, who favored the repeal of the Stamp Act. The word Hertford is said to
mean "Red Ford."

Population — 23,529 County Seat — Winton

State Senators 1st District J. J. Harrington, Lewiston

George M. Wood, Camden

Members House of Representatives 6th District Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr., Ahoskie

Perry Martin, Rich Square

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Arthur W. Greene .Winton

Register of Deeds T. D. Northcott Winton

Sheriff R. V. Parker Winton

Tax Supervisor Harvey Britton Winton

Tax Collector Mrs. Anne B. Smith Winton

Coroner Harvey Purvis Winton

County Health Director _ Dr. Q. E. Cooke Winton

Supt. of Schools R. P. Martin Winton

Director of Social Services Margaret Newbern Winton

County Ext. Chairman _ E. W. Rogister Winton

Chmn. ABC Board P. B. Woodley Winton

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Office Officer Address

Chmn. Bd. Education George E. Gibbs._ Murfreesboro

Chmn. Bd. Elections Clarence L. Willoughby Winton

Wildlife Protector Henry L. Bazemore Ahoskie

Wildlife Protector Michael Francis Harrellsville

Forest Ranger Charles M. Edwards Winton

County Manager Ernest G. Johnson Winton

County Attorney J. Guy Revelle Murfreesboro

County Librarian Mrs. Elsie Felton Winton

Civil Defense Director Clarence L. Willoughby Winton

Veterans Service Officer Mrs. Patsie Perry Winton

County Commissioners:

Chairman W. T. Modlin Ahoskie

Commissioner Hunter Sharp Ahoskie

Commissioner Earl Lewis Murfreesboro

Commissioner R. G. Whitley Como

Commissioner Fred Jones Winton


Hoke County was formed in 1911 from Cumberland and Robeson. Was named in
honor of Robert F. Hoke, of North Carolina, Major-General in the Confederate States

Population— 16,436 County Seat— Raeford

State Senators 14th District. John T. Henley, Hope Mills

N. Hector McGeachy, Jr., Fayetteville

Members House of Representatives 24th District Joy J. Johnson, Fairmont

Neill L. McFadyen, Raeford

Mrs. Mary H. Odom, Wagram

Gus Speros, Maxton

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court E. E. Smith Raeford

Register of Deeds J. E. Gulledge Raeford

Sheriff D. M. Barrington Raeford

Auditor T. B. Lester, Jr..._ Raeford

Tax Supervisor T. B. Lester, Jr Raeford

Tax Collector Harry B. Thornburg Raeford

County Accountant T. B. Lester, Jr Raeford

Coroner G. Franklin Grumpier Raeford

Surveyor R. H. Gatlin Raeford

Supt. of Schools D. D. Abernethy Raeford

Director of Social Services Mable McDonald Raeford

County Ext. Chairman Wendell Young. Raeford

Chmn. ABC Board j^ilfred K. Leach Raeford

Chmn. Bd. Education. ._ D. R. Huff, Jr Raeford

Chmn. Bd. Elections Scott Poole Raeford

Wildlife Protector Linwood T. Pilkington Raeford

Forest Ranger Robert Jones Raeford

County Manager T. B. Lester Raeford

County Attorney Charles A. Hostetler Raeford

County Librarian Mrs. Lee Cameron Raeford

Civil Defense Director W. M. Lament Raeford

Veterans Service Officer Mrs. Marion Clark Raeford

County Commissioners:

Chairman T. C. Jones Raeford

Commissioner Tom McBryde Raeford

Commissioner John G. Balfour Rt. 1, Lumber Bridge

Commissioner Ralph Barnhart Raeford

Commissioner._ J. A. Webb Raeford

County Government 799


Hyde County was formed in 1705 from Bath. Called Wickham until about 1712.
Named Hyde in honor of Governor Edward Hyde, of North Carolina, a grandson of the
Earl of Clarendon. The Earl was one of the Lords Proprietors. Governor Hyde was a
first cousin of Queen Anne.

Population — 5,571 County Seat — Swan Quarter

State Senator 2nd District Ashley B. Futrell, Washington

Members House of Representatives 2nd District Archie Burrus, Manteo

William R. Roberson, Jr., Washington

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Walter A. Credle Swan Quarter

Register of Deeds Evelyn S. Dixon Swan Quarter

Sheriff Charlie J. Cahoon Swan Quarter

Treasurer Bonner R. Lee Swan Quarter

Tax Collector Charlie J. Cahoon Swan Quarter

County Accountant Bonner R. Lee Swan Quarter

Coroner Pratt Williamson Swan Quarter

County Health Director Dr. W. W. Johnston Manteo

Supt. of Schools R. O. Singletary Swan Quarter

Director of Social Services.. W. A. Miller Swan Quarter

County Ext. Chairman George O'Neal Swan Quarter

Chmn. Bd. Education Earl Pugh Engelhard

Chmn. Bd. Elections Fred A. Mason Swan Quarter

Wildlife Patrolman T. H. Robbins Fairfield

Wildlife Protector W. E. Lawrence..._ Swan Quarter

Forest Ranger Ben C. Simmons Rt. 2, Fairfield

County Attorney George T. Davis Swan Quarter

County Librarian Mary B. Wilson Chapel Hill

Civil Defense Director W. J. Lupton Swan Quarter

Veterans Service Officer Evelyn S. Dixon Swan Quarter

County Commissioners:

Chairman Leon G. Ballance Engelhard

Commissioner Tommy Jones Fairfield

Commissioner Leonard Smith Swan Quarter


Iredell County was formed in 1788 from Rowan. Named in honor of James Iredell,
of Edenton, who was one of the foremost lawyers of the State. In 1788 and 1789 he was
one of the leaders in the State in advocating the adoption of the Constitution of the United
States. His speeches in the Convention of 1788 at Hillsboro were among the ablest de-
livered by any of the advocates of the Constitution. Washington appointed him in 1790
a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Population — 72,197 County Seat — Statesville

States Senator 26th District Bobby Lee (Bob) Combs, Hickory

Norman H. Joyner, Rt. 1, Statesville

Members House of Representatives 39th District J. P. Huskins, Statesville

Arthur L. (Sap) Smith, Rt. 1, Mooresville

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Carl G. Smith... Statesville

Register of Deeds L. Lynn Nesbit Statesville

Sheriff Leroy Reavis Statesville

Treasurer Sam T. Webster Statesville

Auditor Mrs. Bernice McJunkin Statesville

Tax Supervisor Robert Black Statesville

Tax Collector N. T. Houston Statesville

County Accountant _ Mrs. Bernice McJunkin Statesville

Coroner Dr. Irvin G. Scherer Statesville

County Health Director Dr. J. H. Nicholson Statesville

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Office Officer Address

Supt. of Schools W. T. Poston Statesville

Director of Social Services Mrs. Dorothy Fleming Statesville

County Ext. Chairman... W. L. Franklin Statesville

Chmn. Bd. Education Wilson White Statesville

Chmn. Bd. Elections C. B. Winberry Statesville

Wildlife Patrolman W. C. Phipps Rt. 2, Harmony

Wildlife Protector... John R. Gaddy Troutman

Forester. ._ Terry Brookshire Statesville

County Manager Sam T. Webster Statesville

County Attorney I. T. Avery, Jr Statesville

County Librarian Flint Norwood Statesville

Civil Defense Director Harry Lee Johnson ...Mooresville

Veterans Service Officer Harry Lee Johnson Mooresville

County Commissioners:

Chairman . Dr. Robert Long Statesville

Commissioner Mrs. Sarah J. McLaughlin Statesville

Commissioner Joe D. Thompson Mooresville

Commissioner -F. M. Steele Statesville

Commissioner James White Union Grove


Jackson County was formed in 1851 from Haywood and Macon. Named in honor
of Andrew Jack.son, who was born in Mecklenburg County (the site of his birthplace is
now in Union), won the brilliant victory over the British at New Orleans in 1815, and was
twice elected President of the United States.

Population— 21,593 County Seat— Sylva

State Senator ;53rd District Carl D. KiUian, CuUowhee

Member House of Representatives 48th District Charles H. Taylor, Brevard

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Mrs. Margaret W. Henson Sylva

Register of Deeds Glenn Hughes _ Sylva

Sheriff Fred Holcombe.___ Sylva

Treasurer Bruce Wike Sylva

Tax Supervisor Bruce Wike Sylva

Tax Collector Mrs. Peggy P. Revis Sylva

County Accountant George B. Sloan Sylva

Coroner Dr. E. H. Henning, Jr Sylva

Medical Examiner Dr. James E. Oliver Sylva

Supt. of Schools ..R. Paul Buchanan Sylva

Director of Social Services Ernest L. Rose Sylva

County Ext. Chairman _ J. K. Perry Sylva

Chmn. ABC Board A. T. Murray Sylva

Chmn. Bd. Education George J. Stewart Cashiers

Chmn. Bd. Elections Henry Green Sylva

Wildlife Protector Douglas W. Flake Sylva

Forest Ranger Ben Sumner Sylva

County Attorney Orville D. Coward Sylva

County Librarian Mrs. Grace Beck Sylva

Civil Defense Director Boyd Sosoman Sylva

Veterans Service Officer R. U. Sutton Sylva

County Commissioners:

Chairman Bruce Wike Sylva

Commissioner Padgett McCoy Sylva

Commissioner. Eldridge Painter Sylva

County Government 801


Johnston County was formed in 1746 from Craven. Afterwards parts of Duplin and
Orange were added. Was named in honor of Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Caro-
lina from 1734 to 1752.

Population— 61,737 County Seat — Smithfield

State Senators 8th District J. Russell Kirby, Wilson

Henry M. Milgrom, Battleboro

Members House of Representatives 15th District J. M. Gardner, Smithfield

J. Marvin Johnson, Smithfield
J. Ernest Paschall, Wilson

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court James C. Woodard Smithfield

Register of Deeds W. G. Massey _ Smithfield

Sheriff ....Rayford Oliver Smithfield

Treasurer Rosa Gilbert Smithfield

Auditor W. H. Britt Smithfield

Tax Supervisor W. H. Britt Smithfield

Tax Collector Harper Godwin _ Smithfield

Coroner V. J. Underwood Smithfield

Surveyor William Ragsdale..._ Smithfield

County Health Director. Edsel L. Haney Smithfield

Supt. of Schools E. S. Simpson Smithfield

Director of Social Services.. Mrs. Edith Park Smithfield

County Ext. Chairman.__ C. W. Tarlton _ Smithfield

Chmn. ABC Board J. B. Wooten, Sr.._ Smithfield

Chmn. Bd. Education Ray Boyette Kenly

Chmn. Bd. Elections _ Marvin Taylor Smithfield

Wildlife Protector Donald P. Huddler Smithfield

Forest Ranger H. J. Whitley Rt. 2, Smithfield

County Attorney.. W. R. Britt Smithfield

County Librarian Mrs. Eleanor Hooks Smithfield

Civil Defense Director Wilson J. Broadwell Selma

Veterans Service Officer L. P. Creech Smithfield

County Commissioners:

Chairman J. Dobbin Bailey Kenly

Commissioner Norman Denning Four Oaks

Commissioner.. Freddie Adams Princeton

Commissioner.. Frank Holding Smithfield

Commissioner.. Adam J. Whitley Smithfield


Jones County was formed in 1778 from Craven. Was named in honor of Willie Jones,
of Halifax. He was one of the leading patriots of the Revolution, was President of the
Council of Safety, and was opposed to the adoption of the Constitution of the United
States. It was due to his infiuence that the Convention of 1788 rejected it.

Population— 9,779 County Seat— Trenton

State Senator 5th District Charles H. Larkins, Jr., Kinston

Members House of Representatives 9th District Harold W. Hardison, Deep Run

Daniel T. Lilley, Kinston

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court ...F. Rogers Pollock Trenton

Register of Deeds W. D. Parker Trenton

Sheriff W. B. Yates Trenton

Treasurer Branch Banking & Tr. Co Trenton

Auditor E. E. Franck Trenton

Tax Supervisor Julian Waller Trenton

Tax Collector Julian Waller Trenton

County Accountant _ Glenda Collins Trenton

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Office Officer Address

Coroner George Davenport..._ Trenton

Medical Examiner Dr. John H. Thompson Trenton

Surveyor E. C. Armstrong Trenton

County Healtli Director Dr. John Parrott Kinston

Supt. of Schools J. S. Collins... Trenton

Director of Social Services Mrs. Zeta G. Burt Trenton

County Ext. Chairman _ J. R. Franck Trenton

Chmn. ABC Board Edward Banks Trenton

Chmn. Bd. Education.^ J. C. West Trenton

Chmn. Bd. Elections Kay K. King Trenton

Wildlife Protector Lawrence G. Norman Pollocksville

County Attorney James R. Hood Trenton

County Librarian Bessie H. Huffman Trenton

Veterans Service Officer W. D. Parker Trenton

County Commissioners:

Chairman James Barbee MaysviUe

Commissioner Horace Phillips Trenton

Commissioner.... Charlie Battle Comfort

Commissioner G. O. Mallard Trenton

Commissioner._ Delmas J. Brown Rt. 2, Dover


Lee County was formed in 1907 from Chatham and Moore. Named in honor of Robert
E. Lee.

Population— 30,467 County Seat— Sanford

State Senator 13th District William W. Staton, Sanford

Members House of Representatives 22nd District Gerald Arnold, Lilhngton

Jimmy L. Love, Rt. 5, Sanford

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Sion H. Kelly §^"^°'"'J

Register of Deeds J. Chandler Eakes Sanford

Sheriff D. F. Holder Sanford

Tax Supervisor.. James L. Clark Sanford

Tax Collector Nathan D. Crissman Sanford

County Accountant Beatrice C. Fields Sanford

Medical Examiner James H. Byerly ^^, ,'J'^„

County Health Director Dr. O. David Garvin Chapel Hill

Supt. of Schools Ben T. Brooks ... Sanford

Director of Social Services Harry Wicker — ^^"f°'^j

County Ext. Chairman Thomas M. Haislip ^^", j

Chmn. Bd. Education W. C. Harward §''"^°''j

Chmn. Bd. Elections W. H. Ray o , ""^

Wildlife Protector A. C. Godwin Rt. 4, Sanford

Forest Ranger Harold L. Coleman Broadway

County Attorney K. R. Hoyle q^", j

County Librarian Mary Scott Gurley o "r "^j

Civil Defense Director L. L. Beckham Rt. 4, Sanford

Veterans Service Officer Mary Alice Crissman Rt. 2, Sanford

County Commissioners:

Chairman Frank D. Wicker Rt. 6, Sanford

Commissioner Gordon A. Wicker Sanford

Commissioner W. E. Cooper c'*"? "^j

Commissioner Eugene Rogers q "f "^^

Commissioner Perry White Sanford

County Government 803


Lenoir County was formed in 1791 from Dobbs and Craven. Was named in honor of
General William Lenoir, one of the heroes of King's Mountain.

Population — 55,204 County Seat — Kinston

State Senator 5th District Charles H. Larkins, Jr., Kinston

Members House of Representatives 9th District Harold W. Hardison, Deep Run

Daniel T. Lilley, Kinston

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court M. E. Creech Kinston

Register of Deeds Catherine Cooke Kinston

Sheriff Leo Harper Kinston

Treasurer Hugh Stroud._ Kinston

Auditor Hugh Stroud _ Kinston

Tax Supervisor Thomas C. Posey Kinston

Tax Collector Thomas C. Posey..-_ Kinston

County Accountant Hugh Stroud Kinston

Coroner Raymond Jarman Kinston

Medical Examiner Dr. John A. Parrott Kinston

Surveyor Robert J. Strickland Kinston

County Health Director. Dr. John A. Parrott Kinston

Supt. of Schools H. H. Bullock Kinston

Director of Social Services Martha H. D. Bovinet Kinston

County Ext. Chairman F. J. Koonce Kinston

Chmn. ABC Board J. C. Hooten Grifton

Chmn. Bd. Education -Peggy Rice Hall Kinston

Chmn. Bd. Elections. Tommie Morris Kinston

Wildlife Protector Richard Byrd Kinston

Forest Ranger John Ives Kinston

County Attorney Thomas Griffin Kinston

County Librarian HoUis Haney Kinston

County Commissioners:

Chairman Richard S. Whaley Kinston

Commissioner Jack Rider Kinston

Commissioner Luby Edwards Kinston

Commissioner Billy Brewer Pink Hill

Commissioner..._ Ike Whitfield Kinston


Lincoln County was formed in 1779 from Tryon. Was named in honor of General
Benjamin Lincoln, a distinguished general of the Revolution, whom Washington appointed
to receive the swords of Lord Cornwallis at the surrender of Yorktown.

Population — 32,682 County Seat — Lincolnton

State Senators 26th District Bobby Lee (Bob) Combs. Hickory

Norman H. Joyner, Rt. 1, Statesville

Members House of Representatives 41st District David W. Bumgardner, Jr., Belmont

C. E. Leatherman, Lincolnton

Jack L. Rhyne, Rt. 1, Belmont

Carl J. Stewart, Jr., Gastonia

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court M . L. Huggins Lincolnton

Register of Deeds Elizabeth S. Carpenter Lincolnton

Sheriff Harven A. Crouse Lincolnton

Tax Supervisor W. Blair Abernethy Lincolnton

Tax Collector W. Blair Abernethy Lincolnton

County Accountant Fred M. Houser Lincolnton

Medical Examiner Dr. Guy Guarino Hickory

Surveyor Hoke S. Heavner Lincolnton

County Health Director._ Dr. Melvin F. Eyerman Hickory

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Office Officer Address

Supt. of Schools Norris S. Childers Lincolnton

Director of Social Services Mrs. Betty A. Rhyne Lincolnton

County Ext. (Chairman George A. Stoudemire Lincolnton

C'hmn! Bd. Education J. W. Bellinger Rt. 1, Stanley

C'hmn. Bd. Elections L. A. Grooms Lincolnton

Wildlife Protector Larry Bradshaw Lincolnton

Forest Ranger Calvin Mosteller Lincolnton

County Manager Fred Houser Lincolnton

County Attorney W. H. Childs, Sr Lincolnton

County Librarian ...Antionette Earle Lincolnton

Civil Defense Director J. Robert Willis Lincolnton

Veterans Service Officer Charles T. Hoover Lincolnton

County Commissioners:

Chairman James W. Warren Lincolnton

Commissioner.- Harry B. Litchfield Lincolnton

Commi-ssioner Dan M. Boyd, III Lincolnton

Commissioner Elwyn L. Beam Rt. 2, Vale

Commissioner. Robert H. Lineberger Lincolnton


Macon County was formed in 1828 from Haywood. Was named in honor of Nathaniel
Macon, Speaker of the National House of Representatives, United States Senator, President
of the Constitutional Convention of 1835.
Population — 15,788 County Seat — Franklin

State Senator 33rd District Carl D. Killian, Cullowhee

Member House of Representatives 49th District Erwin Patton, Franklin

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court A. W. Perry..._ Franklin

Register of Deeds Lake V. Shope Franklin

Sheriff George W. Moses Franklin

Treasurer Tom Henson Franklin

Auditor Tom Henson P>anklin

Tax Supervisor Tom Henson Franklin

Tax Collector Tom Henson Franklin

County Accountant Tom Henson Franklin

Medical Examiner Dr. J. W. Kahn Franklin

Medical Examiner Dr. E. W. Fisher Franklin

Medical Examiner Dr. G. A. Winstead Franklin

Surveyor Richard H. Slagle Rt. 1, Franklin

Supt. of Schools Charles O. Frazier Franklin

Director of Social Services Mrs. Dorothy R. Crawford Franklin

County Ext. Chairman.... Robert Rollins Franklin

Chmn. Bd. Education W. T. Jenkins Franklin

Chmn. Bd. Elections... Fred S. Moore Franklin

Wildlife Protector Chas. Boring Franklin

Forest Ranger Fred Cunningham Rt. 2, Franklin

County Manager R. F. Winecoff Franklin

County Attorney R. S. Jones, Jr Franklin

County Librarian Mrs. Mildred Davenport _ Franklin

Civil Defense Director Bruce B. MacMurray Franklin

Veterans Service Officer Reid Womack Franklin

County Commissioners:

Chairman Oscar Ledford Franklin

Commissioner. _ Lon Dalton Franklin

Commissioner. Branson Barrett Franklin


Madison County was formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey. Was named in
honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States.

County Government 805

Population — 16,003 County Seat — Marshall

State Senators 31st District I. C. Crawford, Asheville

Lamar Gudger, Asheville

Members House of Representatives 47th District Ernest B. Messer, Canton

Listen B. Ramsey, Marshall

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Judson Edwards Marshall

Register of Deeds Hilliard Teague Marshall

Sheriff E. Y. Ponder Marshall

Treasurer.. Emery Metcalf Marshall

Auditor Emery Metcalf Marshall

Tax Supervisor Emery Metcalf Marshall

Tax Collector Harold Wallin Marshall

Coroner Robert Davis Marshall

Supt. of Schools Robert L. Edwards Mars Hill

Director of Social Services Mrs. Frances Ramsey Marshall

County Ext. Chairman Earl Wise Marshall

Chmn. ABC Board Carroll Anderson Hot Springs

Chmn. Bd. Education William Roberts Marshall

Chmn. Bd. Elections Virginia H. Anderson Hot Springs

Wildlife Protector Raymond Ramsey Rt. 2, Marshall

Forest Ranger Charles Craine Walnut

County Attorney William L. Reeves Weaverville

County Librarian. .....Mrs. Clyde M. Roberts Marshall

Civil Defense Director Clarence Briggs Rt. 1, Mars Hill

Veterans Service Officer Richard Hulme Asheville

County Commissioners:

Chairman Bruce Sams Mars Hill

Commissioner W. T. Moore _ Rt. 2, Hot Springs

Commissioner Ervin Adams Rt. 4, Marshall


Martin County was formed in 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell. Was named in honor
of Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina. It is probable that this name
would have been changed like those of Dobbs and Tryon, but for the popularity of Alex-
ander Martin who was Governor in 1782 and again in 1790.

Population — 24,730 County Seat — Williamston

State Senator 2nd District Ashley B. Futrell, Washington

Members House of Representatives 7th District J. A. Everett, Palmyra

C. Kitchin Josey, Scotland Neck

Office Officer Address

Clerk of Court Mrs. Mary K. Davenport Williamston

Register of Deeds Julia E. Manning Williamston

Sheriff W. Raymond Rawls Williamston

Treasurer W. L. Howell ..Williamston

Auditor C. M. Cobb Williamston

Tax Supervisor W. Cecil Brown W illiamston

Tax Collector W. Cecil Brown _ Williamston

County Accountant C. M. Cobb Williamston

Coroner C. D. Taylor Williamston

Supt. of Schools R. Eugene Rogers Williamston

Director of Social Services.- Mary W. Taylor Williamston

County Ext. Chairman D. W. Brady Williamston

Chmn. ABC Board Howard B. Gaylord Jamesville

Chmn. Bd. Education LeRoy Harrison Rt. 2, Williamston

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