ⓘ Roseboro, North Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Roseboro, North Carolina

Roseboro was founded when the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad built a line from Fayetteville to Wilmington, and it joined Stedman, Autryville, Garland, Kerr Station and several other communities that sprang to life when depots were built and commerce came into being. The railroad was built in 1889-1890 and the town began to grow from a tiny crossroads with one store to the town of some 1.400 people who reside there today.

There are two stories of how Roseboro got its name, but research proved it to be named after John M. rose, Secretary of the Cape fear railroad and Yadkin valley. The city has grown since 1889. Roseboro was incorporated in 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly and the first mayor was the almond Butler, the ancestor of Miss Ossie Butler, long-time town clerk for Roseboro. According to copies of Charter on file in city, R. E. Johnson was the first city Marshal. All but one of the name of the first Commissioner is still prominent in the city. Roseboro is not a lot of growing first. The first accounts of the town a few houses and several General stores.

The old building Roseboro was built around 1897 and John. Fischer. In 1908, Dr. Paul M. Crumpler practiced in front of the building, while a drop of tart, ran the pharmacy in the rear, thus beginning the shop tart and West drugs. In 1930, Paul and Sammy Butler opened a Barber shop on site. In 1950-e years, Willie Butler moved in and began the mortgage-Finance company. In the late 1950-ies, it was leased to Vander Simmons, who used it for bookkeeping. In 1961, Mr. Lennon H. Fisher, grandson of John. Fisher took occupancy of this building and formed the insurance Agency Fisher. He remained on this place until 1978. In 1989, Jim Buchanan moved into this house and opened a photography business. In 1990 it changed its name to e-Z Jim B class. Currently, Summerlyn Naylor, great-great-granddaughter of William Fisher, operates a business in the building.

Dan E. Caison, Sr., house of Troy herring, and Howell-Butler was listed on the National register of historic places in 1986.

                                     
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