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Re: [NC] Carolina division
In Response To: [NC] Carolina division ()

This may get you started toward a resolve
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SC Admitted to the Union: May 23, 1788 - the 8th State
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NC - SC State Line Survey

Currently there exists a plat from an 1815 survey that "represents that part of the boundary line between the States of North and South Carolina from the termination of the line of 1772 near the Tryon Mountain along the ridge designated in the provisional article of agreement entered into at McKinny's on Toxaway River in September, 1813 to the 35 degree of North Latitude at Rock in the East Bank of Chatooga River marked Lat 35o A.D. 1813.

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Although the Albemarle Region was the first permanent settlement in the Carolina area, another region was developed around present-day Charleston, South Carolina. Because of the natural harbor and easier access to trade with the West Indies, more attention was given to developing the Charleston area than her northern counterparts. For a twenty-year period, 1692-1712, the colonies of North and South Carolina existed as one unit of government. Although North Carolina still had her own assembly and council, the governor of Carolina resided in Charleston and a deputy governor appointed for North Carolina.

The territory was called Carolina in honor of Charles the First ("Carolus" is the Latin form of "Charles"). In 1665, a second charter was granted to clarify territorial questions not answered in the first charter. This charter extended the boundary lines of Carolina to include

All that Province, Territory, or Tract of ground, situate, lying,

and being within our Dominions of America aforesaid, extending

North and Eastward as far as the North end of Carahtuke River

or Gullet; upon a straight Westerly line to Wyonoake Creek,

which lies within or about the degrees of thirty six and thirty

Minutes, Northern latitude, and so West in a direct line as far as

the South Seas; and South and Westward as far as the degrees of

twenty nine, inclusive, northern latitude; and so West in a direct

line as far as the South Seas.

Between 1663 and 1729, North Carolina was under the control of the Lords Proprietors and their descendants, who commissioned colonial officials and authorized the governor and his council to grant lands in the name of the Lords Proprietors. In 1669, John Locke wrote the Fundamental Constitutions as a model for the government of Carolina. Albemarle County was divided into local governmental units called precincts. Initially there were three precincts--Berkley, Carteret, and Shaftesbury--but as the colony expanded to the south and west new precincts were created. By 1729, there were a total of eleven precincts: six in Albemarle County and five in Bath County, which had been created in 1696.

Although the Albemarle Region was the first permanent settlement in the Carolina area, another region was developed around present-day Charleston, South Carolina. Because of the natural harbor and easier access to trade with the West Indies, more attention was given to developing the Charleston area than her northern counterparts. For a twenty-year period, 1692-1712, the colonies of North and South Carolina existed as one unit of government. Although North Carolina still had her own assembly and council, the governor of Carolina resided in Charleston and a deputy governor appointed for North Carolina.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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