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Rich in history, the town of Youngsville was initially known as Pacific and was first incorporated on March 17, 1875. Shortly thereafter, John “Jack” Young gave the community land to build a train depot and was honored through the town's renaming to Youngsville.

Main St 1915
Main Street 1915

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John "Jack" Young Jr  (1802-1887)
His Life

His Children
Over the years he had nine children - four sons and five daughters. John Young, Jr (for whom Youngsville, N.C. was named) had three sons who served in the Civil War. Thomas Jefferson Young enlisted on Sept. 5, 1862 in Wayne County (his residence was Wake County) as a Private, age 20. He served in Co. I, 1st North Carolina Infantry. He was captured Sept. 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. and was imprisoned at Point Lookout Prison, Md. He was paroled & exchanged for a Union soldier on Sept. 18, 1864. He was listed as sick in a hospital in Richmond on Sept. 22, 1864, and died two days later of chronic diarrhea. Henry H. Young enlisted Sept. 2, 1862 in Wake County as a Private, age 32. He served in Co. G, 2nd North Carolina Infantry. He surrendered as a parolee on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse. Francis Marion Young enlisted on July 7, 1862 in Wake County as a Private, age 26. He served in the same unit, Co. I, 1st North Carolina Infantry, as his brother Thomas. He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg, PA on July 3, 1863 and subsequently imprisoned at Fort Delaware, Del. He died in prison Oct. 6, 1863 and was interred at Finn’s Point National Cemetery, N.J. Allen P. Young enlisted in the 44th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,

His Obituary
In 1887, John Young, Jr. dies. He had only two children still living, they were two daughters

THE FRANKLIN TIMES | Louisburg, N.C. | 1 July 1887

"Mr. John Young, Jr." the oldest citizen of the Town of Youngsville in this county died on the 19th of June 1887, aged 85. 
A correspondent to the NEWS-OBSERVER says:

"His life was well spent. He was esteemed and respected by all who knew him."
The funeral services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church of Youngsville. Rev. W.B. Royal conducted the service. The pall-bearers were: J.B. Perry, J.T. Harper, G.G. Patterson, E.L. Winston, T.L Moss and J.P. Winston. The remains were interred in the family cemetery near Youngsville, N.C.
1845-1873 Pacific
1848 Settlers Establish a Post Office
Post Office  County   First Postmaster Year Established
Pacific Franklin   Julius B. Timberlake 7/20/1848
Youngsville Franklin   Meredith Woodlief 5/24/1883
1873 Established
Charter Enacted
Charter of the Town of Youngsville
1875 Incorporated
March 17, 1875
Act to Incorporate March 17 1875
2023 Revised & Consolidated Charter
March 21, 2023
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1880-2023 Populations
Census Population
Census Populations
   2023    2,629