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About the North Carolina History Project

Welcome to, an edited, evolving, and free online encyclopedia of North Carolina that also includes commentaries, lesson plans, and a community calendar.


The Website is a product of the North Carolina History Project, a special project of the John Locke Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lecture, Publications, and Tours

North Carolina History Project also provides a lecture series featuring some of the nation’s leading historians. On request, North Carolina History Project’s staff delivers lectures to civic, educational, and religious groups. The staff also writes for various academic journal and popular magazines and newspapers, including Carolina Journal, a monthly publication of the John Locke Foundation. North Carolina History Project also offers historical tours for anyone interested in Tar Heel history.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more of the North Carolina History Project and its various programs, please contact us to ask questions or offer comments.

Thank you for visiting We hope you enjoy the site.



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