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Archaeologist to speak about Johanness Kolb site during Lyceum Series

Posted: September 29, 2011 11:09 a.m.
Updated: September 30, 2011 5:00 a.m.

During the 1730s, when the Township Plan was devised to entice interior settlement via offers of free land (Fredericksburg, later Camden, being one), a group of Welsh Baptists from New Jersey were granted land to settle either side of the Pee Dee River.  The settlement became known as the Welsh Tract. Johannes Kolb, a German farmer who had emigrated to New Jersey in 1704, was among those who acquired land in the tract in the late 1730s.


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