A Public Statement On Behalf Of The Rural Nash Historical Society

In regards to the ongoing controversy over Civil War memorials, we empathize with those who are struggling over the complex issues presented by this particular part of American history. We encourage patience, compassion, and understanding for all parties involved. It is our mission to help preserve the stories of history as objectively as possible. It…

Best Eatin’ Around! – Fried Cornbread and the Search for Nash County Recipes

Last night, I hung out with my mom and learned how to make Turkey Hash – that wonderful concoction of leftover gravy and turkey and whatever else you’ve got that goes over biscuits and pairs perfectly with cranberry sauce that I’ve been eating after Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter for as long as I can remember.…

Albrittain Drake: Revolutionary War Pension Extract

Lt. Albrittain Drake was born in 1755 on Tumbling Run Creek near what is now Castalia, NC in present-day Nash County. His parents were James Drake, Sr (1726-1791) and Sophia Valentine (1735-1766). Albrittain Drake married Ruth Collins (1765-1847).  They moved to Robeson County after the war in 1787 and to Muhlenburg County, Kentucky in 1807.…