The Anson County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational, cultural, and recreational benefits for the citizens of Anson County and anyone interested in Anson's rich history. It is dedicated to preserving the artifacts and structures of our past so we can present them in an educational environment for everyone to enjoy.
This Quarter at the Society
First Quarter 2013
We have experienced a rather mild winter here in AnsonCounty. There have been a few cold days and an adequate amount of rain. We had our first snowfall of the winter on Saturday, February 16. Less than an inch covered the grass. All gone by Sunday morning. An early spring is predicted.
Traffic in the office has been unusually light after a busy fall. A normal amount of telephone calls and e-mails have been received.
There have been several groups and individuals touring the museums. The 2013 Class of Leadership Anson visited us on January 29.
On a sad note, we have lost several supporting members due to death. Coach Ed Emory, highly successful high school and college football coach, attended all our meetings and personally supported the work of the Society. Pickett Stanback, who truly loved AnsonCounty, also died. Pickett rode around the town and the county almost every day. Annabelle, Pickett's wife, and Lucy Davis look after the Society's MedicalMuseum.
On February 18, R. E. Little III passed away. An attorney, he looked after extensive property holdings of the Little, Leak and Bennett families. A former mayor of Wadesboro, he was the City Attorney at the time of his death. His family meant much to the development of Wadesboro and Anson. R. E. Little I, his grandfather, gave the land and was instrumental in the establishment of AnsonCountyHospital. His great grandfather, Risden T. Bennett, was Colonel commanding the 14th North Carolina Regiment CSA during the Civil War.
The Society will miss all of these gentlemen and the important contributions they made to this organization.
We have compiled several interesting stories for this edition. Hope you enjoy.
Anson County Historical Society 206 East Wade St. Wadesboro, NC 28170
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Other Times by Appointment
Museums by Appointment Phone: 704-694-6694 Fax: 704-694-3763
"A small amount for Preserving our Heritage and Histioric assets. We are working for the benefit of future generations."