Purley - 1, originally uploaded by Adam's Journey.
The old W.D. Pleasant General Merchandise store along old NC 86 in Purley.

Purley is most likely named after a local resident by the name of Miss Purley Cobb. Purley was served by a U.S. Post Office from 1855-1920. Bright leaf tobacco was first produced here in 1852 on the Slade Farm.


CCHA said…
Thanks for posting. However, others may wish to comment on how "Purley" was named. And, Blanch/Blanche residents may have thoughts on where Bright Leaf tobacco was "discovered." Also, the Purley post office was in operation 1855-1920.

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