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2021 Declared Chatham County’s Semiquincentennial 

On December 5, 1770, a bill to establish Chatham County was introduced at the Colonial Assembly held at New Berne. This bill was ratified on January 26, 1771, and became effective April 1, 1771, thus making 2021 the Semiquincentennial (e.g. 250th anniversary) of Chatham County. In this video, Gary Simpson portrays John Brooks, one of Chatham County’s first legislators, and presents a resolution to declare 2021 the Semiquincentennial of Chatham County.

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