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How North Carolina Got Its Shape

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Published on Jun 25, 2014

From present day Manteo to Monterrey, Calif. at one time was all Carolina. King Charles II awarded land grants in 1663 and 1665 to eight Lords Proprietors, his allies. This established Carolina south into Florida and north to the present North Carolina and Virginia border. A lot has changed since then, but fixing the border between the two Carolinas has been an ongoing process that will Gary Thompson, chief of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey, examined during "A History of the Boundaries Surveyed," shown here and hosted by the State Archives.

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