1936 Draper YMCA Activity Book (Complete, 49 pages)
1959 Hill's City Directory Information from 1959 residents and businesses in Leaksville, Spray, and Draper...
Armed Forces Souvenir Book (published by The Marshall Field Company [Fieldcrest] in 1945, complete, 130 pages)
The Ballad of Leaksville, Spray and Draper: A song, sung by Leaksville native Dr. John Marshall Carter, lamenting the demise of three small North Carolina towns. In 1967, Leaksville, Spray, and Draper were consolidated into one town.
Bi-State League Minor league baseball in the area 1934-42.
Blue Ridge League Leaksville-Draper-Spray had a class D team in this league also in 1948.
Carolina League Leaksville-Draper-Spray had a team in this league 1945-47.
Carter-Laws History Geneology site containing family tree and photos of the Kenneth Carter and Janet Laws family. There are a number of pages on the site having to do with Rockingham and Stokes Counties.
charlie-poole.com The official web site of the Charlie Poole Festival
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. and Karastan Rug Mill Site by Jim Riddle
Leaksville Places named Leaksville
Leaksville High School Class of 1947 This site is dedicated to the Leaksville High School Class of 1947. It contains a number of photographs from past reunions...created by Bill Glenos
Morehead High School Class of 1958 An incredible amount of info here...compiled by Joe Eggleston, a member of the class of '58.
Oral History Interview with Howard "Buddy" Carter, December 30, 1977 Actual recording (MP3 file) of a 20 min. interview with Howard Cecil "Buddy" Carter of Leaksville, NC. Interview conducted by Kenneth Carter.
Oral History Interview with James and Nannie Pharis, July 24, 1977. Interview H-39. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) Transcript and actual recording (MP3 file) of a 1 hr. 42 min. interview with James and Nannie Pharis of Spray, NC. There are many references to the textile manufacturing industry of the area in the interview. Interview conducted by Cliff Kuhn.
Oral History Interview with James and Nannie Pharis, December 5, 1978 and January 8 and 30, 1979. Interview H-39. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007): Transcript and actual recording (MP3 file) of another 2 hr. 47 min. interview with James and Nannie Pharis of Spray, NC. This interview is full of local history and local flavor, including references to Lester Flatt, who once worked with James Pharis in the textile mill early in his career. Interview conducted by Allen Tullos.
Poole, Charlie Led one of the most popular string bands of the 1920s and had a great influence on the development of bluegrass music. Famous banjo player, and a resident of Spray, North Carolina.
Rockingham County NC GenWeb This nonprofit genealogical-historical research site is a member of the USGenWeb Project
Mill-Thoughts of Charlie Poole" This is a song about Spray legend
Charlie Poole. "Some Mill-Thoughts of Charlie Poole" considers how CP
may have felt while working in the Spray-area mills almost 100 years ago,
wanting instead to be jamming with his friends and playing baseball.
Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt
Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A.D. 1733; and A
Progress to the Mines.
Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published This is an entire book (144 pages, Petersburg, VA: Printed by Edmund and Julius C. Ruffin, 1841.) that can be read online! Read about the settling of Leaksville and surrounding areas in William Byrd's (1674-1744) own words.
Wentworth High School Class of 1947 This site is dedicated to the Wentworth High School Class of 1947. It contains a number of photographs from past reunions...created by Bill Glenos