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Duplin County Historical Society publications and products:

In Honor of Duplin County’s Vietnam War Dead

Compiled/Written by Dr. Charles M. Ingram, Edited by Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler

This book contains fifty+ pages of background on the war, the program of the 11/1/2008 commemoration, biographies, reminiscences, personal stories, and photographs.
To order the first in the series of booklets honoring those from Duplin County who lost their lives in defense of their country, please send a check for $20.00 in favor of DCHS to
Duplin County Historical Society [DCHS]
P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.

The Duplin Story

Edited/Compiled by Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler

Sam Byrd, well-known North Carolina writer and actor, was commissioned to write the play for the Bicentennial of Duplin (1749-1949), and it was staged in the Kenansville Amphitheatre September 22-24, 1949, as an outdoor drama comparable to the works of Paul Green. (The Roanoke Island Historical Association of Manteo lent the lighting equipment.) It covers Duplin from its birth through “Victory Sunday Morning..., August 19, 1945.” A version was produced in 1950.
The book contains 92+ pp. of text. Contents in addition to the edited play are (from the 1949 Souvenir Program) “Acknowledgments” (I); a gathering of “Greetings Upon the Occasion and Advertisements in the Souvenir Program” (II); listings of the officers of the Duplin County Historical Association, 1949-1950 (III); others associated with the 1949 production (IV); lists of the characters and actors (V); and a “Program Note” (VI). The pictures are principally from souvenir postcards sold for the 1950 production.
Copies are also available at Liberty Hall and Rose Hill Restaurant

Textile: Historic Duplin County Afgan.

Needlepoint print. 48" x 63" . $50
Available for purchase at Liberty Hall, Kenansville, NC, -or- Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349. phone, 910-296-2175.

CD: FOOTNOTES.

The issues of Footnotes from the beginning 1981 to issue 95 (2005),have been re-scanned and include a table of contents for each issue, and for the entire CD. Appreciation is expressed to Margaret Carr Scott for taking on this project. Copies of the CD are available for $20 from the society.



Along the Banks of the Old Northeast

by Jennifer Martin. An architectural and historical review of Duplin's past with hundreds of photographs and descriptions of old homes, and events in a hardbound, indexed book.

Legacies Untold:

Histories of Black Churches in the Greater Duplin County Area

by the Duplin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

[9" x 11" 160 pages] $30.00
(Copies may be purchased by calling Delilah Gomes; 910-289-4390.)

CD: Genealogical Abstracts of Duplin County Wills 1730-1860,

William L. Murphy. 1982. $20.00. Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.

CD: Herring Highlights III-A,

James M. Grimwood. 2008. $20.00. Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.

CD: Genealogical Portrait of Joseph Carr & Barbara Gastor Beverett;

The Carr Descendants of Duplin County, NC. Margaret Carr Scott. $20.00. Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.

CD: Duplin County Places: Past and Present.

A Guide to Duplin County, NC. 1984. Leon H. Sikes. $20.00. Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.

CD: Hill-Taylor Families Genealogical History/Granny's Attic Memoirs.

The Hill family line begins with Capt. Isaac Hill, 1685-1734, and his wife Margaret Jennings. The Taylor family line begins with Isham U. Taylor, 1824-1894. Granny's Attic Memoirs is a compilation of family stories recalled by grandchildren of the Hill and Taylor families. Photographs and memories passed down, copies of deeds, wills, letters and history of the 1855 Dr. Buckner Hill Plantation home near Faison. Both on same CD. Price: $20.00. Order from Duplin County Historical Society P.O. Box 775, Kenansville, NC 28349-0775.