The Caswell County Quiz

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The Caswell County Quiz

Test your knowledge of Caswell County, both past and present.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The county seat was moved to its current location after Caswell split from which neighboring county in 1792?
    • A. 

      Rockingham County

    • B. 

      Alamance County

    • C. 

      Orange County

    • D. 

      Person County

  • 2. 
    Which of these towns was the original county seat of Caswell until the split?
    • A. 

      Milton

    • B. 

      Leasburg

    • C. 

      Pelham

    • D. 

      Hightowers

  • 3. 
    Which of the following does Caswell County not have?
    • A. 

      A nationally recognized wakeboarding park called Jibtopia

    • B. 

      A library ranked as high as 11th in the state for program attendance per capita

    • C. 

      One of only three quarries in the state that can be scuba dived in

    • D. 

      A tobacco industry that is one of the top ten producers in the state

    • E. 

      A large Cat Conservators Center open to the public

    • F. 

      The only functional (but unused) gallows in the state

  • 4. 
    A meteorite landed in Caswell County in 1810. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Brightleaf Hoedown is held in Yanceyville's historic town square every year, but in what month does this festival occur?
    • A. 

      April

    • B. 

      June

    • C. 

      September

    • D. 

      December

  • 6. 
    In total, how many elementary, middle, and high schools does Caswell County currently have?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

  • 7. 
    Caswell County's local paper, The Caswell Messenger, has been in print since... 
    • A. 

      1885

    • B. 

      1926

    • C. 

      1951

    • D. 

      1984

  • 8. 
    Caswell County is bordered by five other North Carolina counties. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Yanceyville was named so after James Yancey, brother of Bartlett Yancey, Jr, in 1833. But this was not the towns original name. What was it known as before this?
    • A. 

      Caswell Courthouse

    • B. 

      Caswell Farm

    • C. 

      Caswell Hill

    • D. 

      Caswell Post Office

  • 10. 
    Bartlett Yancey, born in Caswell County, served as a congressman, a senator and as Speaker of the North Carolina senate. From what years did he live?
    • A. 

      1754-1801

    • B. 

      1785-1828

    • C. 

      1867-1938

    • D. 

      1890-1962

  • 11. 
    Thomas Day was a master craftsman who lived in Milton from 1801-1861. What was he known for?
    • A. 

      His leather goods

    • B. 

      His furniture

    • C. 

      His work in wrought iron

    • D. 

      His sculptures, particularly tombstones

  • 12. 
    The Dan River passes through Caswell County. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Caswell County is said to be in what area of North Carolina?
    • A. 

      The Triangle

    • B. 

      The Piedmont Triad

    • C. 

      The Sandhills

    • D. 

      The Borderland

  • 14. 
    The John G. Lea Confession is an account of the murder of NC State Senator John W. Stephens in the Caswell County Courthouse in 1870. It was sealed until the author died in which year?
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1910

    • C. 

      1925

    • D. 

      1935

  • 15. 
    Which of these communities are located in Caswell County?
    • A. 

      Matkins

    • B. 

      Frogsboro

    • C. 

      Pelham

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 16. 
    Yancey County, in western NC, was named after Bartlett Yancey. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Maud Gatewood Park in Yanceyville is named after...
    • A. 

      A famous artist born in 1934 who attended UNCG

    • B. 

      A nurse from Yanceyville born in 1923 who served in the second world war

    • C. 

      A movie actress born in 1911 famous for silent films

    • D. 

      An English teacher who taught at Bartlett Yancey High School for many years

  • 18. 
    Henrietta Phelps Jeffries was an African American midwife and a founding member of the Macedonia A.M.E Church located in...?
    • A. 

      Yanceyville

    • B. 

      Leasburg

    • C. 

      Milton

    • D. 

      Pelham

  • 19. 
    Who is the current mayor of Yanceyville?
    • A. 

      Margie Badgett-Lampkin

    • B. 

      Brian Massey

    • C. 

      Alvin Foster

    • D. 

      Keith Tatum

  • 20. 
    The Caswell County motto reads: "Preserving the [Blank], Embracing the [Blank]?"
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