Princeton of the Sandhills

  • Alexander C. McLeod


“Princeton in the Sandhills,” combines the methodology of traditional history with the tools and resources of genealogy and public history in its exploration of the roles of pioneer families of the Sandhills and their multi-generational impact on the economic, religious, architectural, and cultural development of this North Carolinian region. Through Alexander McLeod’s analysis, readers may be surprised by the role of Princeton University in shaping the region or the commitment of several families to see the Sandhills become a major economic and cultural center.

Author Biography

Alexander C. McLeod

Alexander C. McLeod is a Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and former Adjunct Professor of management at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. This paper is derived from a lecture presented to the Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, North Carolina, on October 30, 2011.