June 15, 2007

Collettsville, NC Historical Society (Update Jun. 1, 2008)


This website is now off-line.


A new website is now available for western North Carolina family researchers. The recently formed Collettsville Historical Society, Inc. has claimed space on the web to display their work, membership information, and other items of interest to genealogists. One of the first large projects to be included thus far are the cemeteries of the area.

According to the website, their area of interest is the "northwestern section of Caldwell County from Wilson Creek, including Johns River to Mulberry Creek."

The village of Collettsville is located in the foot hills of western North Carolina in northwestern Caldwell County. The town is at the confluence of Mulberry Creek and Johns River. We have recently been discovered by the outside world of land developers as a wonderful place to live. We agree. At the same time we realize that our heritage and culture as we know it today will rapidly change.
The introduction further explains that many of the first settlers of the area were the Collett, White, Webb, Estes, Greene, Franklin, Coffey and Gragg families.
If your family came from this area of Caldwell County you probably will want to visit this site on a regular basis. Because it is new, it will continue to grow and add material almost daily.
It is also a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which means that all donations to it, monetary or otherwise, are tax deductable.
Click on the title link to visit the Society's website.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:19 AM

    I am looking for information on my fathers family whom I've never had the opportunity to meet. My father is now deceased but I do know that his mothers name was Ila Coffey Ford who was married to Ninerva Nelson Ford. It is my understanding they lived in Colletsville all their lives. I do not have birthdates but can get them. After coming across this blog it makes me wonder if my grandmother is any relation to the Coffey's you speak of on this blog. My email address is emarin71@aol.com would love to hear more about the Coffey's in Colletsville to see if there is any possible relation.

    Feel free to email me with any information you have.

    Thank You

    Emily Marin


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