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 First Newspaper published in the United States.
  • 1710 Carey’s Rebellion.
  • 1729 Charter of Charles II, surrendered.
  • 1765 Stamp Act passed.
  • 1771 May 16, Battle of Alamance.
  • 1774 August 25, Popular Assembly at Newbern.
  • 1775 May 20 Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
  • 1775 June, General Washington commander-in-chief.
  • 1775 June 17, Battle of Bunker’s Hill.
  • 1775 August, Josiah Martin, Royal Governor, retreated.
  • 1775 December 9, Battle of Great Bridge, near Norfolk, Va.
  • 1776 February 27, Battle of Moore’s Creek, N.C.
  • 1776 August 27, Battle of Long Island.
  • 1776 December 12, Constitution of North Carolina formed at Halifax.
  • 1776 December 26, Battle of Trenton.
  • 1776 Aug. & Sept., General Rutherford subdues the Cherokees.
  • 1777 January 3, Battle of Princeton.
  • 1777 September 11, Battle of Brandywine.
  • 1777 October 4, Battle of Germantown.
  • 1777 October 7, Battle of Saratoga.
  • 1778 June 28, Battle of Monmouth
  • 1779 March 3, Ashe defeated at Brier Creek.
  • 1779 June 2 Battle of Stono, near Charleston.
  • 1780 May 17 Surrender of Charleston.
  • 1780 June 21, Battle of Ramsour’s Mill.
  • 1780 August 7, Battle of the Hanging Rock.
  • 1780 August 16, Gates defeated at Camden.
  • 1780 October 7, Battle of King’s Mountain.
  • 1781 January 17, Battle of the Cowpens.
  • 1781 March 15, Battle of Guilford Court House.
  • 1781 September 8, Battle of Eutaw.
  • 1781 October 19, Battle of Yorktown.
  • 1783 January 20, Treaty of peace at Versailles.
  • 1783 September 3, England recognizes the Independence of the United States.
  • 1787 May, Constitution of the United States formed.