Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rural Credit Union
Erected 1999 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-114.)
Location. 35° 54.049′ N, 78° 53.277′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on State Highway 54 0.1 miles east of South Alston Avenue (State Highway 1945), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2421 E. NC Highway. 54, Durham NC 27713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brassfield Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church (approx. 4 miles away); John Merrick (approx. 4.2 miles away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 5.2 miles away); James E. Shepard (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. 5.7 miles away); Last Shots (approx. 5.9 miles away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
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1. Credit Union National Association: Archive Alamanac Rural Credit in North Carolina. For the farmer who needed credit in the rural South in the early years of this century, the alternatives were dismal. Few banks would even consider making agricultural loans, and those who did charged extremely high interest rates. Rural credit was fertile ground for the loan sharks, and year after year, farmers turned over their crops to help pay exorbitant interest charges on loans made to keep their farms operating. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Reuters: SECU Returns Back to Original NC Credit Union Roots w/ New Durham Lowe`s Grove Branch Site. In conjunction with this milestone, the cooperative is celebrating with a ribbon cutting at SECU’s new Lowe’s Grove branch, built on the site of the first rural credit union in North Carolina. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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