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Rowan Public Library's Edith M. Clark History Room concentrates primarily on Western North Carolina genealogy and history including all areas of old Rowan County.  Our holdings include over 19,000 books, 5700 microforms, 268 manuscript collections, dozens of genealogical journals as well as a solid collection of civil war and civil war prison materials.  Genealogy materials include abstracts, indices, and guides to primary source material used by geneaologists as well as popular online databases--Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.  Local and regional oral histories, films, and maps also supplement the collection.

Hours of Operation

9 am - 9 pm | Monday - Wednesday
9 am - 6 pm | Thursday
9 am - 5 pm | Friday
9 am - 5 pm | Saturday*
*closed 12:30-1 pm for lunch

Contact Us

Gretchen B. Witt, History Room Librarian

Anne Morgan, History Room Associate

History Room
Rowan Public Library
201 W. Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC  28144

704-216-8253 History Room
704-216-8232 Librarian