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Purley, North Carolina

The Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, unincorporated community of Purley, along with the communities of Blanche and Pro…
The Caswell County, North Carolina, United States, unincorporated community of Purley, along with the communities of Blanche and Providence, makes up Dan River Township. On a farm in this area, a process for curing brightleaf tobacco was discovered by a slave in 1839 and improved in the 1850s. Tradition relates that the name "Purley" came from the Samuel Satterwhite Harrison House that sat on a hill and was painted a "pearly white" when such a paint scheme was a novelty. This resulted in much comment and the area eventually was named "Purley." Another community landmark is the Purley Store,c operated by the Pleasant family for over fifty years.

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