On June 25, a season of celebration continues for the residents of Chatham County. What are we celebrating, you may ask? Chatham County’s 250th anniversary, of course! With a history this rich, you may need to spend the night to soak it all in. Over the course of 2021, Chatham County will be celebrating its 250th anniversary with a series of five themed events: Chatham County History of Communities of Color May – June , Great Chatham County Camp Out June 26-27, Agriculture Photo Contest on August 1, Sidewalk Chalk Festival on September 11 and the Chatham 250 Parade/Caravana on October 23.
On July 4, 1776, the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain. After this declaration’s adoption by 12 colonies on July 4, the United States began to work its way towards total independence as a free nation. Typically, we observe this day as an opportunity to celebrate our patriotic spirit. In that respect, let’s see how much you know about the history in your backyard, Chatham County!
Every county in North Carolina has its own unique history. As for Chatham County, there is much to be said about its agricultural, industrial and mining industries. Formed in 1771 by early European settlers, Chatham County boasts a host of historical sites.
Named in 1758 for William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, early English Quakers created the foundation for Chatham County’s past, present and future.