January 2015 - Carolina Country

Where in Carolina Country is This?

January 2015
January 2015

The January picture by Michael Gery shows the Grimsley-Raspberry House on U.S. 13, Greene County, near where Hwy. 903 heads to Maury. During Potter's Raid in July 1863, Yankee troops refreshed their horses here when W.P. Grimsley confessed his supposed Unionist sympathies. The Raspberry family was related to the Grimsleys. Stephanie Rose of Mount Olive told us that an uncle of hers, Edwin Albert Raspberry Sr., Greene County Sheriff 1923–1930, lived here. Cindy Grimsley, also of the family, said this was a North Carolina showplace property.

More than 50 people knew the answer, while about 30 placed it in a number of locations from Harkers Island to Yadkin County. The winning entry, chosen at random from all correct submissions, was from Claude Nethercutt of Fountain, a member of Pitt & Greene EMC.

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