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Robinson Oil Corporation


SKU: 3979
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Robinson Oil Corporation dating back to the mid 1900's. This document was printed by Goes, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).


This piece features a detailed vignette of the North Carolina State Seal.

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    Historical Context


    The Robinson Oil Corporation was incorporated in North Carolina and was based in Old Fort.

    Old Fort is located in McDowell County, in the western portion of the state. Samuel Davidson owned one square mile of land where it was believed settlers built a fort later called Davidson's Fort. A stockade built in 1756 became an outpost for expeditions such as that of Gen. Griffith Rutherford in 1776, "the westernmost outpost of Colonial civilization".

    Once the railroad reached the area, a hotel and depot were built. In 1871, Sanborn Worthen, who fought in the American Civil War, bought Old Fort Plantation. He hoped the railroad would build its yard there, but this did not happen. On January 25, 1872, the town of Catawba Vale was founded. The name was changed to Old Fort February 23, 1873, honoring Samuel Davidson.