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Clinton, NC

The expanse of land that came to be known as Clinton, North Carolina was originally settled by Scotch-Irish immigrants in 1740. The area was found to contain rich farmlands ideal for growing crops and raising cattle. It attracted many of the new settlers including John Sampson who was the main benefactor of the town and served as a lieutenant general in the county’s militia.

Fayetteville, NC

Known, at the time, as Campbellton, Fayetteville was originally settled along the Cape Fear River by Scottish immigrants in 1739. The settlement was officially renamed as the town of Fayetteville when it was incorporated in 1783. In 1831, Fayetteville suffered an immense tragedy known as the “Great Fire” that laid waste to hundreds of local businesses and private residences.