Western North Carolina

Arthur Dobbs Appointed Governor

In 1754, Arthur Dobbs was appointed Governor by the crown. His administration of ten years presented a continued contest between himself and the Legislature on matters frivolous and unimportant. His high-toned temper for royal prerogatives was sternly met by the indomitable resistance of the colonists. The people were also much oppressed by Lord Granville’s agents, …

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The Catawba Indians

The Catawba Indians, contiguous to our southern borders, and once so numerous and powerful, have dwindled down to a diminutive remnant–mostly half breeds. They inhabited in their palmiest days much of the territory south of the Tuscarora, and adjoining the Cherokees. For their general adherence to the patriots in the revolution they have always received …

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Chronological Table of North Carolina

Chronological Table of North Carolina 1492 October 12, Columbus discovered America. 1584 July 4, Amadas and Barlow approach the coast of North Carolina. 1663 Charter of Charles II, William Drummond, first Governor of North Carolina. 1678 John Culpeper’s Rebellion. 1693 Carolina divided into North and South Carolina. 1705 First Church erected in North Carolina. 1705 …

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A New Map of the State of North Carolina

Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical

Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information, Much of It Never before Published. History of North Carolina Chronological Table of North Carolina The Cherokee Indians The Catawba Indians Original Settlements in North Carolina and Character of the People Charter of Albemarle Arthur Dobbs Appointed Governor The …

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Original Settlements in North Carolina and Character of the People

North Carolina, in the days of her colonial existence, was the asylum and the refuge of the poor and the oppressed of all nations. In her borders the emigrant, the fugitive, and the exile found a home and safe retreat. Whatever may have been the impelling cause of their emigration–whether political servitude, religious persecution, or …

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