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Person County, North Carolina

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Created in 1791, the county was named for Brigadier General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary War patriot, who made significant contributions to Person County and surrounding areas. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His generous donations were recognized by the construction and naming of Person Hall.

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Moore, Deputy Quartermaster General of the Hillsborough district, was another Revolutionary War hero, commanding the Person County militia at the disastrous Battle of Camden. He was captured and held on the prison ship Torbay. In 1775-1776 he had purchased property in the south of Person County and named his plantation Mt. Tirzah. His home, constructed in 1778, has been renovated recently. Stephen Moore was buried in the family cemetery.

During the Civil War, Person County supplied between 800 and 1000 soldiers to the Confederate Army. A granite monument at the Courthouse honors E. Fletcher Satterfield, who carried the Confederate flag at Gettysburg.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Townships

  • Allensville
  • Bushy Fork
  • Cunningham
  • Flat River
  • Holloway
  • Mount Tirzah
  • Olive Hill
  • Roxboro (County Seat)
  • Woodsdale

Other Communities: Ai, Allensville, Bethel Hill, Brooksdale, Cavel, Ceffo, Concord, Denny Store, Five Forks, Gentry Store, Gordonton, Hester's Store, Hurdle Mills, Leasburg, Longhurst, Long's Store, Moriah, Payne's Tavern, Peed's Store, Roseville, Rougemont, Semora, Somerset, Surl, Timberlake, Triple Springs and Whitt Town


Cemeteries of North Carolina



Genealogy Trails

National Register of Historic Places

NC Gen Web

NC Estate Files - Person County