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Faith Rock, 1782

Faith Rock is a bluestone outcrop on Deep River located in  Franklinville.  In 1782, it was the setting for one of Randolph County’s most legendary Revolutionary War incidents involving the notorious Tory guerilla leader David Fanning, local Patriot hero Andrew Hunter, and a mutually valued horse named Bay Doe.  Faith Rock’s natural heritage is also significant as a result of its representation of a Piedmont Acidic Cliff ecological community.

Local Landmark designation was approved by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on December 2, 2013.

Historical summary of the 1782 Revolutionary War incident:  Mac Whatley  Adobe Acrobat

Natural Heritage Site Report:  Mike Schafale, Nell Allen (N.C. Zoo) 2010  Adobe Acrobat

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