Brinkleyville, North Carolina

Brinkleyville is an unincorporated community in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Its elevation is 276 feet (84 m).[1]

History Edit

It was named for Joseph Brinkley a "colonial settler".[2]

Rev. Jesse H. Page established a school in Brinkleyville in 1855 and taught there until 1861 when he enlisted to join the Confederate Army.[3]

Sidney Weller (1791 - 1854) moved to the area. He had grown mulberries for silk production in North Carolina but the business was not successful. In Brinkley he got into wine making establishing a vineyard.[2] It was noted as one of twelve townships in Halifax County.

Landmarks Edit

Brinkleyville is home of Clary's Speedway[4] and the University of North Carolina Tower Brinkleyville

The Bethesda Methodist Protestant Church and Gray-Brownlow-Wilcox House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

36°16′35″N 77°51′13″W / 36.27639°N 77.85361°W / 36.27639; -77.85361[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Brinkleyville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ a b Helsley, Alexia Jones (July 16, 2010). A History of North Carolina Wine: From Scuppernong to Syrah. ISBN 9781614232162.
  3. ^ "Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South". 1900.
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  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.