Yesterday I wrote about my recent visit to western North Carolina and Howard's Knob. While in the area, I also made a day trip to Decatur, Georgia. In 2014 I wrote about the connection between Ocracoke Island and Agnes Scott College in Decatur.
If you walk through the small cemeteries on Howard Street you may notice the grave of Agnes Scott (1898-1919), great granddaughter of Agnes Irvine Scott (1799-1877), for whom the college was named. Her family discovered Ocracoke in the early 20th century, and Agnes married Ocracoke native, Captain Myron A. Garrish.
My granddaughter, Zoe Howard, is presently a Junior at Agnes Scott College. She took me on a tour of the beautiful campus. When we passed a portrait of the college's namesake I knew I had to take a photo.
It is always fun to notice connections between Ocracoke Island and prominent people or places elsewhere.
Our Ocracoke Newsletter for this month is an article by Philip Howard, My Ocracoke, Living amidst 250 years of Howard family history. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082116.htm.