her two sons, Jacob and Sidney, Mrs. Anne Troutman, a
widow, moved with her family to Charlotte Road and Perth Church
Road in 1853. The home they built no longer stands.
Her sons built a shop for making wagons and carriages.
As the railroad was
being built from Charlotte to Statesville, in the late 1850's,
a construction camp was built near the railroad. This place
became known to railroad people as "Troutman's".
In later years to be Troutman.
Troutman was put
on the map with the railroad running through it. When
the railroad was completed to Statesville, a depot was built
in Troutman. Trains stopped for passengers including loading
and unloading of freight.
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