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  • US Route 1 at Haw River Moncure, NC 27559

MONCURE is a farming village in a cotton, tobacco, and grain-growing region. US 1 crosses DEEP RIVER, which flows from the E., a narrow stream winding its tortuous way through green valleys. Its high abrupt banks in places become hanging cliffs with a drop of 100 ft. or more. Deep River is bordered by productive bottom lands, much of the area being covered with oak and pine forests. Rabbits, squirrels, and birds, as well as larger game, make this region a favored hunting ground. Deep River flows into the Haw River a mile S. of Moncure, their confluence forming the Cape Fear River. LOCKVILLE, 41 m., formerly known as Ramsey's Mill, was the scene of a British encampment after the Battle of Guilford Court- house. General Cornwallis' troops remained here only long enough to build a bridge across Deep River.