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Archive for September, 2005

Articles of Confederation

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, formed the first governing document of the United States of America. They combined the colonies of the American Revolutionary War into a loose confederation. The second Continental Congress adopted the Articles on November 15, 1777, after 16 months of debate. The [...]

Wachovia settlement

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Wachovia (Pronunciation: wah-KO-vee-yah) was the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina, near what is now Winston-Salem. The name is an Anglicized form of the German “Wachau,” the name of a lush green region along the Danube River which the settlers felt the land resembled.

Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Moores Creek National Battlefield is managed by the National Park Service of the United States, and is located in North Carolina, about 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Wilmington. It was the site of a small battle between American colonists loyal to the British monarchy, those rebelling against it. It was was one of the [...]

Province of North Carolina

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

The Province of North Carolina was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was charted by eight Lords Proprietors. First settlement of the North Carolina Colony was in 1653, Charles II of England granted the Carolina charter in 1663 for lands south of Virginia Colony and north of Spanish Florida. The Carolinas were divided [...]

Province of Carolina

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

The Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1729, was a North American British colony. In 1729 the new Province of Carolina was then divided into the Provinces of North and South Carolina.

Province of the Carolanas

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

The Province of the Carolanas from 1629 to some time following 1649, was a North American patent granted by King Charles I of England to his Attorney General Sir Robert Heath. On paper the province stretched from coast-to-coast, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It included all of the lands that stretched from 36 degrees [...]

Granville District

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

The Granville District was a 60-mile wide strip of land in the North Carolina colony adjoining the boundary with Virginia, lying between north latitudes 35° 34′ and 36° 30′. The area had been a part of the Province of Carolina, from 1663 to 1729 was a proprietary colony under the control of eight Lords Proprietors. [...]