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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 23,000 books, 5700 microforms, 436 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 genealogists 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

Monday-Wednesday 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Research appointments encouraged due to space limitations.  Call for appointments 10:00 am-1:00 pm or 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Monday-Saturday; 6 pm-9 pm Monday-Wednesday.

The History Room will close from 1-1:30 on Saturdays only 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