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History Project Founding Director Writes New Book On Founding Era

In The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State, Dr. Troy Kickler explores an often overlooked history of northeastern North Carolina and the American Founding. Organized women’s political activity in America was born in Edenton. Ideas for a national navy and defense were launched from the place. The concept of judicial review was championed in the town. Many passages of the N.C. Constitution (1776) and the U.S. Constitution originated from townsmen. And, key Federalists and nationally known jurists called the town home.  To purchase a hardcover or softcover book, please visit the Edenton Historical Commission’s website


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April 17, 2014

Wayne County (1779)

Wayne County was formed from Dobbs County in 1779 in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain.  Wayne County is named after “Mad Anthony” Wayne, one of George Washington’s most trusted generals.  Goldsboro is the county seat, and Wayne is also home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.  Wayne is also the home of numerous cultural institutions and events.

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