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Alamance County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Alamance County, located in the Piedmont region of north central North Carolina, was formed in 1849 out of Orange County. The county was named for either the Great Alamance Creek or the Battle of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle County
by Powell, William S., Baxley, Laura Young. Albemarle County by Laura Young Baxley and William S. Powell, 2006. The name "Albemarle" was applied to the section or region of northeastern North Carolina that was the earliest permanently [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander County
by Vocci, Robert Blair. Alexander County, located in the western Piedmont region, was formed from sections of Caldwell, Iredell, and Wilkes Counties in 1847. The county took its name from William Julius Alexander, Speaker [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alleghany County
by Rider, Bernadette. Alleghany County, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina and bordering Virginia, was formed in 1859 from Ashe County through an act of the North Carolina legislature. Its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Anson County
by Bangma, Peter. Anson County, located on the eastern edge of North Carolina's Piedmont region, along the South Carolina border, was formed in 1750 with the division of Bladen County. The county takes its name from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe County
by Bangma, Peter. Ashe County is located in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, bordered by Tennessee and Virginia. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the county was formed in 1799 from portions of Wilkes [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Avery County, located in North Carolina's Mountain region and bordered in part by Tennessee, was formed in 1911 from parts of Mitchell, Caldwell, and Watauga Counties. Avery was the one-hundredth and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beaufort County
by Bangma, Peter. Beaufort County, located on Pamlico Sound in North Carolina's Coastal Plain region, was originally formed as Pamptecough Precinct, a part of Bath County, in 1705. In 1712 it took its present name [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bertie County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Bertie County, located in the northeastern Coastal Plain region of North Carolina, was formed in 1722 from Chowan County. Nathaniell Batts, the first permanent white settler in North Carolina, lived [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bladen County
by Rider, Bernadette. Bladen County lies in the Coastal Plain region of southeastern North Carolina. It was formed in 1734 from New Hanover County and named for English commissioner of trade and plantations Martin Bladen. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bladen County in the 1700s
by Bordeaux, Jason. Attempts were made in 1732 in the General Assembly to provide two new precincts, Onslow and Bladen, from the larger precinct of New Hanover. Bladen Precinct was erected on 31 October, 1732, but at [...] (from NCGenWeb.)
Brunswick County
by Powell, William S. Brunswick County, located in the Coastal Plain region of southeastern North Carolina, was formed in 1764 from New Hanover and Bladen Counties. The county was named after King George I, who was also [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Buncombe County, nicknamed "Land of the Sky" for its rugged mountain beauty, is located in the Mountain region of western North Carolina. Buncombe's land includes parts of the Great Craggy Mountains [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke County
by Bangma, Peter. Burke County is located in west central North Carolina, in the state's Mountain region. It was formed in 1777 and named for Thomas Burke, delegate to the Continental Congress and governor of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bute County
by Hill, Michael. Bute County was a Piedmont North Carolina county between 1764 and 1779. It was named for the Earl of Bute, the prime minister of Great Britain during the reign of King George III. In 1779 Bute County [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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