<![CDATA[Jones County, North Carolina Historical Society - Blog]]>Thu, 13 May 2021 09:27:46 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Jones County Named For Revolutionary Willie Jones (1741-1801)]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:30:33 GMThttp://jonescountyhistoricalsociety.org/blog/jones-county-revolutionary-willie-jonesWelcome to our first JCHS Blog Post!
Jones County was formed in 1779 from Craven County and was named for North Carolina Revolutionary Willie Jones (1741-1801).  To learn more about him, please visit our Willie Jones biographies page.  Engraving by Max Rosenthal, Courtesy of North Carolina Museum of History.