One of the most delightful things about Wikipedia, the online enclyclopedia, is the development of entries about the HYPER-LOCAL. I've learned things about where I live from the entry on Chatham County, NC. It was named for William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, who served as British Prime Minister from 1766 to 1768 and opposed harsh colonial policies.
I had no idea that Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band grew up here, or that Clay Aiken may live here. (I knew that Frances Bavier of Andy Griffith Show fame was buried here.) Seeing so many rabbits on my evening dog walks, I could have guessed that Chatham County was once a leading shipper of wild rabbit meat, but I didn't know it. I didn't know we get very little of our water from Jordan Lake.
What did you learn from the Wikipedia entry on Chatham County?
I also appreciated the link at the end of the article to "99 Things We Love About Chatham County," at the Chatham County Journal website, which made me appreciate where I live even more, and to try to be more observant of my local surroundings. What would you add to things to love about Chatham County?