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Encyclopedia > Province of North Carolina
A map of the Province of Carolina.

The Province of North Carolina was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was chartered by eight Lords Proprietors. The province later became the U.S. state of North Carolina. Image File history File links Carolinacolony. ... Image File history File links Carolinacolony. ... The Carolina Colony grants Haystack of 1663 and 1665 The Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1729, was a North American British colony. ... Lord Proprietor was a colonial title for the rulers of certain British colonies in America, such as Maryland or Carolina. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


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 into North and South in 1712, when seven of the eight Lords Proprietors sold out (rendering Carolina a crown colony). The remaining one-eighth share of the Province (part of North Carolina known as the Granville District) was retained by members of the Carteret family until 1776; see John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville. Two important maps of the province were produced: one by Edward Moseley in 1733, and another by John Collet in 1770. Many of the settlers of the North Carolina colony were poor tobacco farmers who made their living off this single cash crop. In South Carolina, the farmer's planatations were much larger and the settlers grew rice, which was a very profitable crop. Also, South Carolinians grew indigo, which was a plant used to make a valuable blue dye for clothing and threads. Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. ... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... Spanish Florida (Florida Española) refers to the Spanish colony of Florida. ... A map of the Province of Carolina. ... A United Kingdom overseas territory (formerly known as a dependent territory or earlier as a crown colony) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). ... 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 Right Honourable John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, PC (22 April 1690–22 January 1763), English statesman, commonly known by his earlier title as Lord Carteret, was the son of George Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret (1667 - 1695), by his marriage with Grace Granville (September 3, 1654 - October 18, 1744), daughter... Edward Moseley (d. ...


See also: List of North Carolina Governors // List of Governors Roanake Colony, 1585 - 1586 Ralph Lane, 1585 - 1586 John White, 1587 Proprietary Colony, 1664-1731 Governors of Albemarle, 1664-1689 William Drummond 1664-1667 Samuel Stephens 1667-1669 Peter Carteret 1670-1672 John Jenkins 1672-1675 Thomas Eastchurch 1675-1676 John Jenkins 1676-1677 Thomas Miller 1677...


Further reading

  • Ekirch, A. Robert. "Poor Carolina": Politics and Society in Colonial North Carolina, 1729-1776. University of North Carolina Press, 1981.
  • Lefler, Hugh T., and William S. Powell. Colonial North Carolina: A History. Scribner, 1973.

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North Carolina - LoveToKnow 1911 (9375 words)
North Carolina has a climate which varies from that of the S.E. corner, which approaches the sub-tropical, to that of the Mountain Region, which is like the medium continental type, except that the summers are cooler and the rainfall is greater.
The population 1 of North Carolina increased from 1,399,750 in 1880 to 1, 61 7,949 in 1890, or 15.6%; to 1,893,810 in 1900, a further increase of 17.1%; and to 2,206,287 in 1910, an increase of 16.5% since 1900.
The history of North Carolina may be divided into four main periods: the period of discovery and early colonization (1520-1663); the period of proprietary rule (1663-1729); the period of royal rule (1729-1776); and the period of statehood (from 1776).
Province of North Carolina: Information from Answers.com (240 words)
The Province of North Carolina was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was chartered 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 remaining one-eighth share of the Province (part of North Carolina known as the Granville District) was retained by members of the Carteret family until 1776; see John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.
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