From the editorial page of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Dec. 22, 1921, Isaac S. London, editor and proprietor.
Moore County is a great county, and her peach industry is a splendid asset,
and deservedly so. But do you Post-Dispatch
readers realize that Richmond County is now the greatest peach county in the
State? This is a fact.
Figures just compiled show that up until this year the number of acres in
peaches in Richmond County was 1,382. And now there are being set out trees on
1,884 additional acres, which will bring the total acreage to 3,266!
The Post-Dispatch will next issue
have a detailed statement of the acreage in peaches in this county, and the
names and number of acres of each peach farmer. Keep your eye on next week’s
issue. It will amaze those of our folks who have had no idea of the peach
development of the county.