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Our Community: About

Our Community

Van Hornesville began after the American Revolution, with the waters of Otsquago Creek and the vision of Abraham Van Horne. Van Horne, a Quartermaster in the Tryon County Militia, recognized the potential of the waterpower in the Otsquago and determined to return after the war to establish a mill. He returned with two of his sons in 1791 and had a mill operating by 1793.


In the twentieth century, the town's native son, Owen D. Young, became its guardian angel and major patron.

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