Western North Carolina: A History, 1730-1913

Western North Carolina: A History, 1730-1913

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Western North Carolina: A History, 1730-1913 - John Preston Arthur. Charles II granted the first lands of the Carolinas in 1584, and added the grant of another strip of land in 1665. This was the first episode in the chronicles of boundary extensions and disputes between Carolina, bordering states, and Indians. This account includes sections on Robert Love, founder of Waynesboro, and John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. Public lands, Indian lands, land speculation and land grants are discussed. Separate sections are devoted to Daniel Boone, Indian relations and the Revolutionary War. A section devoted to county histories includes brief sketches of prominent inhabitants and a listing of principal office holders in the county. The chronicle of pioneer preachers includes excerpts from the 1800-1813 journal of Bishop Francis Asbury. A section on the Civil War includes prominent individuals, incidents, and touches on the Underground Railroad. Significant roads; manners and customs; the 1868 Asheville riot; judicial development, cases and rulings; education, newspapers, railroads, resorts, natural resources, geographic peculiarities, mines, the Cherokees, and political evolution are all addressed. Some genealogical material is also provided. Included are an appendix, bibliography, and illustrations. (1914), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 734 pp. 101-A1280 ISBN: 0788412809