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Vance County History
Vance County was formed out of three other counties of northern North Carolina because of political reasons. Warren County was mainly Republican and predominately African-American. Granville and Franklin Counties were split votes for Republicans and Democrats. The state legislature formed Vance County after Zebulon Vance, former favorite governor, in 1881, to help with the Democratic votes.
Vance County owns about one third of the man-made Kerr Lake. The lake is a big revenue for the County as in tourism and fishing tournaments. Kerr Lake, pronounced 'car', was formed out of farm and plantation lands from 1946 thru 1953.
Populated Places of Vance County:
Adcock Crossroads, Bear Pond, Bobbitt, Brookston, Bullocksville, Cokesbury, Dabney, Drewry, Epsom, Faulkner Crossroads, Flat Rock, Floytan Crossroads, Gill, Gillburg, Greystone, Hargrove Estates, Harris Crossroads
Henderson - County Seat
Hicks Crossroads, Island Creek Estates, Jacksontown, Kelly's Crossroads, Kittrell, Knotts Crossroads, Middleburg, Townsville, Tungsten, Watkins, Weldons Mill, Williamsboro, Woodworth
Townships of Census
Dabney, Henderson, Kittrell, Middleburg, Sandy Creek, Townsville, Watkins, Williamsboro
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