CCHA Publications





Images of America - Caswell County
  • Images of America - Caswell County, Caswell County Historical Association (2009) (128 pages, softcover)


  • This is the fourth in a series of publications by the Caswell County Historical Association devoted to the history of Caswell County. Following is an excerpt from the book's Introduction, written by Dr. Houston G. Jones, Ph.D: "Now the Caswell County Historical Association, in association with Arcadia's Images of America series, will preserve a selection of views of the county's people, institutions, activities, and places -- images that might otherwise have remained hidden among old papers. If previous publications serve as a guide, these views will reawaken interest and lead to the discovery of additional images that illustrate Caswell's interesting past."


  • $21.99
    (CCHA #0029)



When the Past Refused to Die
  • When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977)


  • Written by respected North Carolina historian William S. Powell, this volume is the definitive history of Caswell County, the home of many distinguished people who developed a plantation economy equal in importance to that of almost any other county in North Carolina. Only a few copies remain, and a reprint is unlikely.


  • $50.00 (Hardbound Book)
    (CCHA #0001)



An Inventory of Historic Architecture Caswell County North Carolina
  • An Inventory of Historic Architecture Caswell County North Carolina, Ruth Little-Stokes (1979)


  • In this visual history, a companion volume to William S. Powell's When the Past Refused to Die described above, Ruth Little-Stokes sets out her inventory of the historic places in Caswell County. Among the 367 properties photographed and catalogued are houses, outbuildings, mansions, stores, tobacco barns, log cabins, courthouses, and churches.


  • $22.00 (Large Hardbound Book)
    (CCHA #0002)



Their Highest Potential
  • Their Highest Potential: An African American School Community in the Segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker (1996)


  • This inspiring and award-winning book chronicles the struggles of the African American community in Caswell County to establish equal educational opportunities for its children, resulting in a fully accredited high school, the Caswell County Training School (renamed the Caswell County High School). Central to the story is Principal Nicholas Longworth Dillard.


  • $25.50 (Paperback Book)
    (CCHA #0003)



Facing the White Canvas
  • Gatewood: Facing the White Canvas, David Kasper and Carlyle Poteat (2004) (56 Minutes)


  • In this revealing documentary, Yanceyville's own Maud Gatewood gives us insights into the determination and creative process that led to her becoming one of the most admired painters to emerge from the American South. For over fifty years Maud Gatewood was an inspired laborer, producing an extraordinary body of work. Honors came to her as a painter, advocate of the arts, and active citizen.


  • Background

  • $25.00 (VHS)
    (CCHA #0004)


  • $29.00 (DVD-Includes Added Material/More than 200 Gatewood Paintings)
    (CCHA #0005)


At the Foot of the Lake
  • At the Foot of the Lake: The Pattillo-Patillo Family and Allied Lines, Millard Quentin Plumblee (1987)


  • Historian Plumblee's work is a carefully documented genealogical record of the Patillo and allied families, including names, dates of births, marriages, and deaths. Moreover, it is a fascinating story of a people, a history of a place (especially Yanceyville and Southern Caswell County, North Carolina), and a heritage to anecdotal and narrative description that brings to life ancestors long ago buried.


  • $20.00 (Hardback Book)
    (CCHA #0007)


The Dan River Book
  • The Dan River Book, Walter Forrest Altman, John A. Cleaveland, Brooke B. Fentress (2003)


  • An outstanding guide to canoeing the Dan River, with maps, tips, and a full index. Author is avid environmentalist, historian, and retired professor Walter Forrest Altman.


  • $21.00 (Paperback Book)
    (CCHA #0010)



Caswell County Courthouse Calendar 2000

  • 2000 Souvenir Calendar: Collection of Photographs of the Historic 1861 Caswell County Courthouse and Square in Yanceyville, North Carolina, Caswell County Historical Association


  • This most-impressive publication is more than a calendar. It shows a century in the life of the historic Caswell County Courthouse, with some images never before seen by the public. This is a must for the library of anyone interested in the history of Caswell County. Supply is limited.


  • $5.00
    (CCHA #0012)



Tobacco Money Feeds My Family
  • Tobacco Money Feeds My Family, Cynthia Hill, Curtis Gaston (2003)


  • This documentary film goes beyond the moral debates on tobacco and takes the viewer on a journey into the world of tobacco farming families. It follows the lives of three tobacco farmers through three seasons, witnessing their triumphs and tragedies as they struggle to raise their much-embattled crop.


  • Background Information


  • Review


  • VHS Tape $21.00
    (CCHA #0018)

  • DVD $24.00
    (CCHA #0019)


  • Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors, Maureen Taylor
  • An introduction to genealogy, including lists of helpful information sources, computer programs, and websites
  • $10.00 (Paperback Book/88 Pages)
    (CCHA #0020)



  • Robert Blackwell and Zillah Rice Blackwell Family Genealogy Charts
  • These are large charts printed on architectural blueprint paper
  • $62.00 Per Chart
  • Chart No. 1: Descendants through son Carter and wife Isabella Bracken
    (CCHA #0021)

  • Chart No. 2: Descendants through son Garland and wife Mary Scott
    (CCHA #0022)

  • Chart No. 3: Descendants through son Thomas and wife Rebecca Watt
    (CCHA #0023)


  • Stephen and Mary Brown Pleasant Family Genealogy Chart: Descendants of William Brown Pleasant and Nancy Milner
  • This is a large chart printed on architectural blueprint paper
  • $51.00
    (CCHA #0024)



Carolina Communities
  • Carolina Communities, Charles B. Motley (1995) (96 pages, softcover)


  • This is a book devoted to many of Caswell County's small communities, including Leasburg, Semora, Pelham, Prospect Hill, Purley, Ridgeville, Stoney Creek, and Yanceyville. It includes articles written by Miss Ella Thompson (Leasburg), William S. Dixon (Leasburg), Mary McAden Satterfield (Semora), and Tom Henderson.


  • $10.00
    (CCHA #0028)










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