Western North Carolina's and NC      Famous People   

This is a new addition to the cojoweb.com website. CS Carl Sandburg lived in Flat Rock just outside Hendersonville, NC
  We will be adding interesting people and their stories from past history.  
    Please check back often for updates to this page.



Eng and Chang Bunker, 

The Siamese Twins 



Little Meadow Creek


 John Reed's Discovery of Gold 

  <-----    Little Meadow Creek at Reed Gold Mine, site of first discovery of gold in the U.S.





Carl Sandburg

1878–1967, American poet and biographer


 Click Here   --  January 05. 2003 - 125th anniversary of poet and biographer Carl Sandburg's birth and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is planning a whole year's worth of events to celebrate the milestone.

Sam Ervin

Key Figure In Watergate Probe


John Hope Franklin

Professor Franklin has been extensively written about in various articles and books


Frances Bavier

“Aunt Bee”

Andy Samuel Griffith

Andy Taylor: What'd ya get 'em?    
    Barney Fife A septic tank.               
Andy Taylor: For their anniversary?

Malinda Blaylock


 Pvt. Sam Blaylock, Co. F of the 26th NC Troops


Edward "Blackbeard" Teach

...one the most feared and most despised pirates of all time. "Blackbeard" more than any other, can be called North Carolina's own pirate, although he was not a native of the colony...


Portrait of Dolley Payne Todd Madison Dolley Payne Todd Madison

For half a century she was the most important woman in the social circles of America.


John [Preston] Arthur (1851-1916) 

You may read his manuscript entitled "Through Southern Eyes. An Historical Novel of Secession and Reconstruction. By One Who Endured the Trials of Both." 


Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright was the more outgoing brother. A voracious reader and gifted public speaker, he once wanted to become a teacher.


Orville Wright

Orville Wright was full of mischievous pranks around his family, but outside that tightly-knit circle, he was almost pathologically shy.


Hugh Morton

Preservationist and Naturalist, Photographer and owner of Grandfather Mountain in Western North Carolina

Major Robert Stanley Bridge  
Helga Nielsen


Nina Simone

Nina was called "High Priestess of Soul" and was respected by fans and critics as a mysterious and almost religious figure.




The HOWDY DOODY Show Cast - 1987


Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., 

10 July 1920.



Jack Kightlinger   spent nearly two decades of his life working for five U.S. presidents.  
  World's Largest Twins    Click Picture



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