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The Cherryville Eagle

Gaston County, North Carolina area played a big role in fight for freedom


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July 4th is just around the corner so let’s stop and take a look at some of the local people and places that played a big role in the founding of our nation.

Patterson Springs in southern Cleveland County is a quiet community with a long history. Six miles south of the crossroads of NC 226 and NC 180 is the former site of a Revolutionary War-era site once known as Graham’s Fort. Now occupied by a house that is part modern and part antebellum, the “fort” was actually a large log cabin built by Colonel William Graham.

Read more in our print edition.

In this 2018 photo, the DAR commemorates 243rd anniversary of Signing of the Tryon Resolves. Shown are the NCSSAR Color Guard: Jim Tatum, Jim Wood, Ray Maxon, Jack Bowman, and John Misenheimer.              (photos by Alan Hodge, MEP/The Eagle, or provided)