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Counties
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.)
Cabarrus County
by Bangma, Peter. Cabarrus County, located in North Carolina's south central Piedmont, was formed in 1792 from Mecklenburg County and named for Stephen Cabarrus, then Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Caldwell County, located in the Mountain region of western North Carolina, was formed from Burke and Wilkes Counties in 1841. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, the first president of the University [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camden County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Camden County, located in the Coastal Plain region of northeastern North Carolina and bordered in part by the state of Virginia and Albemarle Sound, was formed in 1777 from Pasquotank County and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carteret County
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Carteret County, located in the Coastal Plain region of eastern North Carolina, was formed in 1722 from Craven County and was named for Lord Proprietor John Carteret. It is a largely coastal county [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell County
by Powell, William S. Caswell County, located in the northern Piedmont region of North Carolina and partially bordering the state of Virginia, was formed from Orange County in 1777 and named for Richard Caswell, the first [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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