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Branson's North Carolina Business Directory

| 1868 |1869 |

1867-68
Population in 1860 ..............7,956
County Seat - Jefferson

County Officers
Attorney, _______
Clerk County Court, R.T. Hardin
Clerk Superior Court, J.B. Parsons
Chairman County Court, ________
Clerk and Master in Equity, ________
Register, ________
Sheriff, Wm. Latham
Surveyor, ________
Standard Keeper, ________
Trustee, Wm. Latham

Colleges and Schools
Jefferson Academy, Jefferson

Hotels and Boarding Houses
Jefferson Hotel, Jas. M. Gentry, Prop'r

Lawyers
Neal, Q.F., Jefferson
Todd, J.W., Jefferson

Merchants
Brown & Brown, Helton
Hamilton, (G.H.) & Thomas, (W.P.), Jefferson
Neal, Benjamin, Jefferson
Needham, Jessie, Horse Creek
Trivell, S., Jefferson
Waugh, S.C. & N.H., Jefferson
Wilbar, J.R., Jefferson
Worth, David, North Fork

Cattle Dealers
Hamilton, (G.H.) & Thomas (W.P.), Jefferson

Ministers
Miller, C.R., Methodist, Jefferson
Wagg, James, Meth., Jefferson
Baldwin, W.N. Baptist, Jefferson

Mills and Mill Owners
Bower's Mill, Jefferson, S.C. Bower, Proprietor
Hamilton's Mill, Jefferson, Geo. H. Hamilton, Prop.
Perkins' Mill, Helton, Johnson Perkins, Prop.
Worth's Mill, North Fork, Daniel Worth, Prop.

Physicians
Foster, E.F., Jefferson
Gentry, L.C., Jefferson
Rhea, R.C., Helton
Wagg, James, Jefferson
Wilcox, J.O., North Fork

Post Offices & Post Masters
Jefferson, E.C. Bartlett
Helton, A.C. Jones
Gap Creek, Wm. Laws
North Fork, David Worth
(Source: Branson's North Carolina Business Directory for 1867-68)

1869
Population in 1860 – 7,956
County Seat – Jefferson

County Officers
Clerk Superior Court – Robert Parsons
Coroner – Calvin Graybeal
Commissioners – J. H. Carson, Ch, John Osborn, Lorens Mikel, J. B. McMillen, S. H. Jones
Register of Deeds – Calvin Younce
Surveyor – William Latham
Sheriff – John Graves
Standard Keeper –
Solicitor 11th Dis – Virgel S. Lusk
Trustee – Eli Graybeal

Churches and Pastors
Jefferson – Jefferson – C. R. Miller – Meth
North Fork – N. Fork – C. R. Miller – Meth
Cranbury Creek – Scottsville - ____ - Dunkard
Chapel – North Fork - ____ - Dunkard
Center – Jefferson - ____ - Prim. Bap
Cranbury – Scottsville - ____ - Prim. Bap
Chapel – Jefferson - ____ - Bap
Chapel – Helton - ____ - Bap

Hotel
Hotel – Jefferson – S. Trivett

Lawyers
Neal, Q. F. – Jefferson
Hardin, ___ - Jefferson
Todd, J. W. – Jefferson

Manufactories
Iron Forge – Helton – Plummer & co
Iron Forge – Little River – Thompson & Alexander
Tannery – Jefferson – S. & N. Waugh
Tannery – Jefferson – Edmond Foster
Tannery – Jefferson – John  Carson & Co
Tannery – Laurel Springs – Wm. Weaver

Merchants
Brown & Bren – Helton – GS
Needham, Jesse – Horse Creek – GS
Thomas, W. P. – Jefferson – GS
Trivett, S. – Jefferson – GS
Waugh, S. C. and N. H. – Jefferson – GS
Wilbar, J. R. – Jefferson – GS
Worth, David – North Fork
Plummer, ___ - Laurel Springs – GS
Hamilton, G. H. – Jefferson – Cattle Dealer

Ministers
Cox, A. B. – Jefferson – Meth
Miller, C. R. – Jefferson – Meth
Weaver, ___ - Meth
Wagg, James – Jefferson (local) – Meth
Baldwin, W. N. – Jefferson – Bap
Jones, Reason – Horse Creek – Bap
Venhoy, John – Jefferson – Prim. Bap

Mines
Copper – Scottsville – Matthew Carson
Copper – Jefferson – Judge Osborn & Co.
Gold – North Folk - ____
Iron Forge – Helton – Plummer & Co
Iron Forge – Little River – Thompson & Alexander

Mill and Owners
Grist – Jefferson – S. C. Bower
Flour & Grist – Jefferson – G. H. Hamilton
Flour & Grist – Helton – J. Perkins
Grist – North Fork – David Worth
Grist & Saw – Scottsville – W. Johnson
G & Saw – Laurel Springs – Scott & Cox
G & Saw – Laurel Springs – Miller & Bro
Flour & Grist – Scottsville – Jones & Co

Physicians
Foster, E. F. – Jefferson
Gentry, L. C. – Jefferson
Rhea, R. C. – Helton
Wagg, James – Jefferson
Wilcoe, J. O. – North Fork

Post Offices & Post Masters
Cherry Lane – Granville Gentry
Gap Creek – Wm. Laws
Glade Creek – Andrew B. Carson
Helton – Ambrose C. Jones
Horse Creek – Mrs. Sarah Taylor
Jefferson – Edwin C. Bartlett
Laurel Springs – Wyatt Rose
North Fork – Mrs. M. C. Wagner
Scottsville – Nathaniel G. Lane

Schools
Academy – Jefferson - ____
Academy – Laurel Springs - ____

Prominent Farmers
Geo. Hamilton, David Grabael, Benjamin Neal – Jefferson
John Carson, Wm. Carson, Andrew Long, Charles Reves -  Scottsville
David Worth – North Fork
Johnson Perkins – Helton
James Gambell – Chestnut Hill
Surface – Hilly and mountainous
Staples – Corn, Wheat, Grass and Live Stock
[Source: Branson's North Carolina Business Directory 1869]

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