North Carolina History and Genealogy
Iredell county was formed in 1788 from Rowan county,
and named in honor of James Iredell, one of the Associate Judges of
the Supreme Court of the United States.
At the time of the war of the Revolution the county of Rowan
embraced all that beautiful and agricultural region extending from
the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, eastwardly, to where the
Yadkin river loses its name in the great Peedee; comprising a
territory equal in extent to several of the States of the American
Union, and presenting a varied topography, unsurpassed for bold
mountain scenery and lovely landscapes spreading over the charming
champaign country lying between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers.
Within this territory are now organized many counties, with
attractive features, one of which is the county of Iredell.
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