Surprising Facts About Fayetteville, North Carolina

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How well do you know Cumberland County, NC and its history? Since Fayetteville predates the Revolutionary War, this area's history is steeped with people and places that have left their mark on our community, the nation, and even the world. When I saw NC Tripping share "50+ Facts about North Carolina That You Should Know, But Probably Don't" recently, I wondered if I could come up with an equally impressiv… [...]

The Stories Behind Cumberland County’s Military Monuments, Part I

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The communities of Cumberland County can boast countless historic markers, monuments, and memorials that tell the stories of those service members and esteemed units who have fought on either U.S. soil or abroad. While we have been home to the largest U.S. Army base, Fort Bragg, for over 100 years now, Cumberland County’s history predates the Revolutionary War. For that reason, you truly can’t turn a co… [...]

Holiday Wish #2: Gather ‘Round Our Tables!

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In the second part to my "Holiday Wish" blog series, I'm spilling on all the tasty events coming up over the holidays. Treat the kids to a meal with Santa. Sip on craft beer and shop for holiday gifts. Indulge in sinful offerings from our favorite local restaurants. Last weekend officially kicked off our holiday season here, and we have so many reasons to celebrate through the end of the year. So here's my seco… [...]

A Look at the Past: My Hunt for Cumberland County’s History

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Have you ever wondered how things got to be the way they are? Who was responsible for shaping our early history? What does this area have to do with our national or even global history? This summer I was on a mission to find some answers to these questions. As an intern for the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, I was able to visit museums and major historical sites all over Cumberland County. Us… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #2

Yesterday, I busted the myth that the Fayetteville area has nothing to do. Today, I'm addressing the misconception that Cumberland County isn't important to history. I have always loved studying American history, but I never read about Fayetteville in school textbooks. However, once I got my nose out of the books and took a look around the surrounding area, I found plenty of locations that are packed wit… [...]

How to Explore Cumberland County’s Civil War History

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The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, one of Fayetteville’s prized attractions, will soon be transformed into the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center. You don’t have to delve into history books much to discover that Cumberland County was a strategic target for the Union Army. On March 11, 1865, Union troops descended on Fayetteville with one purpose in mind—to take o… [...]

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