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Foot Prints on the Sands of Time


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This book, subtitled “A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina,” was first published in Sparta, NC in 1900 by Dr. Aras B. Cox. Dr. Cox was a physician and Methodist preacher who was born in Floyd Co., VA and later lived in Alleghany and Ashe Counties, NC.

The book consists of historical and biographical sketches of the following counties: Carroll, Floyd and Grayson, VA; and Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes, NC. One chapter recounts the Battle of King’s Mountain.

Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society reprinted this book in 2002, and it now includes an every-name index.

Softcover, 9″ x 12″ – 75 pages, Indexed.