A Village of Readers

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY For over a century, Davidson has been a village of readers. A movement, which started in the late 19th century, has resulted in the town’s current roster of, at least, 35 book clubs. According to historians Jan Blodgett and Ralph Levering,...

William Lee Davidson

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Davidson College, around which the town of Davidson was organized, was named for General William Lee Davidson, a hero of the American Revolution. Davidson, the son of George and Margaret Ware Davidson, was born in Lancaster County,...

The Mystery of an Eagle and Serpent Coin

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY 150 years ago, E.F.R. published an advertisement in Charlotte’s Western Democrat concerning a token which had recently been used as money in Davidson. His description was as follows: A Tradesman’s Card, or Token. A coin, apparently of...