History Resources

Gibsonville History at DigitalNC

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. We work with North Carolina cultural heritage institutions* to scan, describe, and publish historical materials online, which in turn increases access to and use of their collections. Access scanned yearbooks, images, newspapers, and more!

Gibsonville Pictures & Stories: Video Collection

In 2007, long-time Gibsonville residents were invited to Town Hall to share images and stories that helped to illustrate the history of our town. These videos, hosted by Neil Bromilow and filmed in partnership with the Elon University School of Communications, are being made available online by the Gibsonville Public Library as a part of our celebration of Gibsonville's 150th anniversary.

Historic Walking Tour Printable Brochure

This brochure takes you to 23 historically significant locations in downtown Gibsonville.

Have fun and enjoy downtown Gibsonville!

Historic Walking Tour Brochure (Page 1)

Historic Walking Tour Brochure (Page 2)

Town History, written 1971

Read pages from History of Town of Gibsonville North Carolina by Melvin O. Wyrick to learn more about the history of Gibsonville.

Gibsonville Museum and Historical Society

Find detailed histories on Gibsonville-related subjects, copies of the GMHSI Newsletter, museum information and opportunities to support the work of the Gibsonville Museum and Historical Society.


Detailed Histories

Historical Maps of Gibsonville

Images of historical maps of our town are available online here. Maps are from Sanborn Map Company Insurance 1918 and 1924 maps.

Film taken in Gibsonville, late 1930s

A silent, black and white movie made in Gibsonville, NC around 1938-1939