People

Thomas Greene: Soldier, Miner, Philanthropist   

Thomas Greene: Soldier, Miner, Philanthropist   

In 1870, the Mitchell County census listed three people as miners by profession or occupation. The 1880 census lists 81 people as being associated with mines and mining. At the center of this dramatic economic development, the heart of which was to become the...

A Very Special Six Months in Buladean

A Very Special Six Months in Buladean

For many years, churches in our community served dual roles as centers of religious and social activity on Sundays, and  also during the week,as schools for students of all ages. The Presbyterian Church played a pivotal role in the early education of Mitchell County...

Robert G. Young Was an Educator of Merit

Robert G. Young Was an Educator of Merit

Robert George Young was born 6/19/1926 in Mitchell County, the son of Frank B. Young (1894-1986) and Isabella Wilson Young (1897-1982).  His great- grandfather was Greenberry Young (1822-1898), an early resident of the Young Cove community in Mitchell County. ...

The Greenlee House Once Stood Proud on Grassy Creek

The Greenlee House Once Stood Proud on Grassy Creek

James Greenlee (1740-1813) of Morganton bought a 640-acre tract of land on Grassy Creek from John Carson, owner of large acreage in Burke County.  The tract of land in what is now Mitchell County passed from James Greenlee, who also owned land in Burke, McDowell,...

Nina Silver Turbyfill: WWII Army Nursing Corps

Nina Silver Turbyfill: WWII Army Nursing Corps

Nina Silver was born 2 August 1920 to Fred Edwin and Edna Mae Jarrett Turbyfill in the Bandana Community of Mitchell County. She attended the Bandana Elementary School and graduated from Bowman High School, entered Lee’s McRae College, and graduated from the in 1942....

W.G. Honeycutt – A Mitchell County Hero

W.G. Honeycutt – A Mitchell County Hero

Veterans Day is a holiday created to celebrate our real-life heroes.  When we think of heroes, they often seem larger than life and we tend to forget they are real people. One real-life hero from our very own Mitchell County was WWII Veteran, William Gibbs Honeycutt...

James Oliver Young: World War II and Christian Hero

James Oliver Young: World War II and Christian Hero

James Oliver Young was born to William Patrick Henry and Dora Sina Buchanan Young 31 August 1910 in the Clarissa community on Cane Creek. His siblings included Ethel Eve, Robert N, Moses Lafayette, Josephine Leah, and Paul Edward Young. After graduating from Bowman...

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