|Ann Yamrus, Regent|
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|Welcome to Sanford, NC, and the Private John Grady
From young to old, we are a group of women who are focused on
Education, Historical Preservation, & Patriotism
We focus our meetings on how we can embolden Lee County, and to be more receptive to patriotic ideas in our schools and in our community.
|If you support the U.S. Constitution and|
are proud to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America and
if you have documented Revolutionary War Ancestors
Please Join Us
Visit the Chapter and Membership Information page to learn more.
|"Here lies the remains of Private John Grady of Duplin County. He fell bravely fighting for his country. The first Martyr in the cause for freedom in North Carolina and the only Whig killed in this battle." February 27, 1776.|
|(Inscribed on the monument.)|
many towns in the South that were named for military victors, Sanford was
named for Charles O. Sanford, the chief civil engineer who built the
Raleigh and Augusta Railroad. Where the tracks crossed the Western
Railroad tracks, the village of Sanford began to grow. The city was
part of Moore County, but residents thought that wagon and buggy travel
through the sand from Sanford to Carthage took too long, so they
petitioned the State Legislature to allow the formation of a new county.
Lee County was named for Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Southern
forces during the Civil War. |
When Lee County was formed in 1907, the economy was based on tobacco and cotton harvesting, brownstone quarrying, brickworks, furniture making, and textiles. Now the economy has become industrialized and products produced include water pumps, hosiery, food products, automotive components, cosmetics, plastics, and medicines.
Sanford has a first-rate playhouse and is the home of the Pottery Festival, which is held to showcase central Carolina's famous merchandise.
July 22, 2003