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Archive for August, 2005

Old Bute County

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Bute County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1764 from the eastern part of Granville County. It was named for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762 to 1763. In 1779 Bute County was divided into Franklin County and Warren [...]

American Revolution

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

The American Revolution refers to the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was one part of the revolution, but the revolution began before the first [...]

Old Dobbs County

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Dobbs County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1758 from Johnston County, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1759. It was named for Arthur Dobbs, Governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765.

Old Tryon County

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Tryon County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. It was formed in 1768 from the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River, though the legislative act that created it did not become effective until April 10, 1769. It was named for William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina from [...]

Tryon Resolves

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

The Tryon Resolves were a revolutionary list of grievances with the British Government predating the Declaration of Independence in the American Revolution. They were drafted in response to the Battle of Lexington.

Preserving Cherokee Culture

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

The Asheville Citizen-Times is reporting on a project by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians to compile a book focusing on the Cherokee Elders.

Gathering celebrates Indian (Native American) Heritage

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

A gathering in Virginia was attended by a few hundred people celebrating their Native American Indian heritage in Virginia according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independance

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is a resolution allegedly proclaimed at Charlotte, North Carolina, by the Committee of citizens of Mecklenburg County on May 20, 1775.

The State of Franklin

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

The State of Franklin was an autonomous territory created in western North Carolina in the United States not long after the end of the American Revolution.

Battle of Alamance

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

The Battle of Almance was the pivotal battle in the War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina. It started on May 16, 1771, after the Regulators rejected William Tryon’s suggestion that they disperse peacefully. The Regulators did not have leadership, organization, and adequate munitions. While they were fighting, many Regulators fled the [...]