RESEARCH - Internet Sources and Books

For additional information regarding the history of Stanly County, click on the following links:
Stanly County History Center Heritage Room
Additional resources can be found via links at the bottom of the page.
The Digital Heritage Center, housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. 
North Carolina Family Records Online is comprised of family history materials from the
holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina.
see the "Resources" tab
“NC ECHO searches across digital collections at a variety of
cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina.  
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries,
archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.”
Albemarle – 1902, 1908, 1913, 1922 (see NC Live above for 1929 & 1941)
Other North Carolina cities available
Albemarle – 1937, 1940, 1947, 1951, 1957, 1958/59, 1960, 1961/62, 1963
for reviewing property owners and obtaining vital records information
for reviewing property records via countywide map
Cemetery records from all over the country
connects to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
Compiled by Dr. Annabelle Morgan

Albemarle: One Fifty Commemorative Magazine. Albemarle: Sesquicentennial Committee, 2007.

Allen, Ted L. et al. Historic Sites Inventory: A Comprehensive Survey of Stanly County. Albemarle: Historic Properties Commission, 1977.

Bramlett, Lewis P. Albemarle Opera House. Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc., 2013.

Bramlett, Lewis P. “It’s Not History Until It Can Be Proven”: A Tribute to Mrs. Elizabeth Parker Reynolds. Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc., 2014.

Buchanan, D. Douglas. Images of America: Stanly County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.

Buckner, Sally, editor. Our Words, Our Ways: Reading and Writing in North Carolina. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 1995.

Curlee, Ricky J., Dale R. Smith, and Sherry E. Nance, editors. Peeking Into the Past: A Pictorial History of Stanly County, North Carolina. Marceline, Missouri: D-Books Publishing Company, Inc. 1996.

Dodenhoff, Donna. Stanly County: The Architectural Legacy of a Rural North Carolina County. Charlotte. Albemarle-Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission, 1992.

Eubanks, Georgann. Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Eudy, Zelma and Pam Holbrook, editors. Stanly County Heritage, North Carolina, Volume 1. Waynesville: County Heritage, Inc., 2002.

Glass, Brent D. Badin: An Historical and Architectural Survey. Albemarle: Stanly County Historic Properties Commission, 1982.

Hamilton, Ian, editor. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Hairr, John and Joey Powell. Images of America: Gold Mines in North Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

Horton, Clarence E. and Kathryn L. Bridges, editors. Piedmont Neighbors: Historical Sketches of Cabarrus, Stanly, and Southern Rowan Counties from the pages of Progress Magazine. Concord: Historic Cabarrus, Inc., 1999.

Hoyle, Bernadette. Tar Heel Writers I Know. Winston Salem: John F. Blair, 1956.

Flora, Joseph M. and Robert Bain, editors. Fifty Southern Writers After 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Foglia, Virginia Stone, editor. Albemarle, Stanly County Centennial: The Bridge from Yesterday into Tomorrow. Albemarle: Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission,1957.

Laskey, Robert T. and Karen Garvey. editors. Albemarle Tales: A Treasury of 20th Century Memories. Hickory: Hometown Memories Publishing Company, 1998.

Laskey, R. T. and Sallie Holt, editors. Mules, Mud, and Homemade Soap. Hickory: Hometown Memories Publishing Company, 2004.

Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers: North Carolina and Tenneessee Synods 1773-1965. Columbia, South Carolina:North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, 1966.

McClughan, C. F. et al. editors. Revisited: The 20th Century of Stanly County. Marceline, Missouri:D-Books Publishing, Inc.,2001.

Morgan, Annabelle P. Images of America: Oakboro. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2012.

Morgan, Fred T. et. al., If These Graves Could Speak: Stories of Struggle and Accomplishment from Albemarle’s Oldest Cemetery. Albemarle: Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission with the Albemarle Pee Dee Avenue Cemetery Group, Inc., 2000.

North Carolina Authors: A Selective Handbook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina  Press, 1952.

Powell, William S. North Carolina Fiction 1734-1957: An Annotated Bibliography. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Powell, William S. The North Carolina Gazetteer. Chapel HIll: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

Sharpe, Ivey L. and Edgar F. Pepper, III. Stanly County U. S. A. - The Story of an Area and an Era (1941- 1991): A History of Stanly County, NC. Greensboro: Greensboro Media Press, Inc., 1990.

Stanly County, N. C. 1841 - 1991. 150th Celebration. Albemarle: 150th Celebration Committee, 1991.

Stevenson, George. North Carolina Local History: A Select Bibliography (rev. ed.). Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1975.

Thornton, Mary Lindsay, editor. A Bibliography of North Carolina: 1589-1956. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Varner, Elizabeth. Images of America: Albemarle. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

Walser, Richard. Literary North Carolina: A Brief Historical Survey. Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1970.

Walser, Richard, editor, North Carolina Poetry. Richmond: Garrett and Massie, Inc., 1951.

Walser, Richard, editor. Poets of North Carolina. Richmond: Garrett and Massie, Inc., 1963.

Walser, Richard and Mary Reynolds Peacock. Young Readers’ Picturebook of Tar Heel Authors (rev.ed.). Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1961.