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Cross Creek Encyclopedia

The second largest Cape Fear River town during the eighteenth century, Cross Creek was formed in 1756,  was combined with Campbelltown in 1778, and was later named Fayetteville in 1783.  During the Revolutionary War,  the town was a hotbed of wartime activity and a home of divided loyalties.

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Cross Creek Canal Company Encyclopedia

During the early 1800s, the state of North Carolina had only 43 of the 1,343 miles of canals in the United States.  The Cross Creek Canal Company, named after the second largest Cape Fear river town, was one company that ensured that goods were transported into and from Fayetteville.

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Cupola House Encyclopedia

Located in Edenton, North Carolina and described as the finest Jacobean house south of Connecticut, the Cupola House reminds modern-day visitors of the prominence of Edenton during the transition from English colonial rule to American independence. 

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Currituck County (1668) Encyclopedia

Founded in 1668, Currituck County was an original port for the colony of North Carolina. A northern Outer Banks county, Currituck serves as an important tourist and outdoor enthusiasts attraction, with the Currituck Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club being the most well-known historical sites. It is recognized as the home to a significant “Banker” pony population.

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Davidson County (1822) Encyclopedia

Established in 1822, Davidson County is a central, Piedmont county in North Carolina. Davidson County has a rich history that dates back to the colonial era and is known for its furniture industries.  More than a few boast about the area’s distinct barbecue style that is exhibited at the annual Lexington Barbecue Festival.

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William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) Encyclopedia

Soldier, lawmaker, governor, and diplomat, Davie is best remembered as the principal founder of the University of North Carolina.  Despite his many accomplishments, Davie’s ardent Federalism fostered a growing voter disenchantment with him, and he spent his last years living in a self-imposed political exile.

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William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) Encyclopedia

A distinguished lawyer and Revolutionary War hero, English-born and South Carolina-raised William Richardson Davie served as the tenth Governor of North Carolina and was instrumental in founding the first public university in the nation, the University of North Carolina. Educated as a young boy at Queen’s Museum and Liberty Hall in Charlotte, Davie eventually matriculated at Princeton University and graduated in 1776, on the heels of the Revolutionary War.

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Defending Liberty From The Bench Commentary

A jurist and pamphleteer from North Carolina, Maurice Moore opposed the passage and implementation of the Stamp Act (1765).  He was the father of Alfred Moore, a justice on the United State Supreme Court.  

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Dismal Swamp Canal Encyclopedia

The Dismal Swamp Canal, originally chartered in 1790, connects the Albemarle Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. Opened in 1805, the Dismal Swamp Canal created a passage between northeastern North Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. By the mid-1820s, the Dismal Swamp Canal was widened and deepened enough for reliable commercial traffic. As a result, international trade shifted from Albemarle Sound towns, like Edenton, to Norfolk, Virginia.  Today the Dismal Swamp Canal is primarily used for recreational boating.

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Edward Bishop Dudley (1789 1855) Encyclopedia

Born when North Carolina finally ratified the U.S. Constitution, Edward Dudley was the first governor elected by popular vote and the first Whig governor of the Old North State.  His administration has received credit for awakening North Carolina from an economic slumber and encouraging it to embrace railroad construction and other internal improvements.  The Onslow County native also was the executive of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad—“the longest continuous railroad,” writes historian Milton Ready, “in the world at that time.”

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Dueling Encyclopedia

Many modern-day Americans consider dueling to be a senseless act of violence, but for many Southerners and North Carolinian gentlemen, the act was many times a defense of honor.

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Duplin County (1750) Encyclopedia

Home to the culturally significant Duplin Winery and Warsaw Veterans Day Celebration, Duplin County was established in 1852. Its county seat is Kenansville, and other townships within the area include Warsaw, Magnolia, and Rose Hill. The state’s first Presbyterian church, the Grove congregation, was formed in the 1700s, and the church continues in its affluence in present Duplin County.

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Edenton Ropewalk Encyclopedia

One of the first rope manufacturing establishments in North America; the Edenton Ropewalk (also referred to as the Hewes Ropewalk or the Collins Ropewalk) was originally established by Joseph Hewes in about 1777 and was acquired by Josiah Collins, Sr. in 1783. Under the management of his son, Josiah Collins II, the Edenton Ropewalk became one of the premier rope manufacturing sites in America. Covering an immense 131-acres of land, the Edenton Ropewalk was a large-scale rope making operation and by 1795 it is said to have created some of the best rope in the colonies.  However, due to changes in the economic climate and the death of Josiah Collins II, the Edenton Ropewalk ceased operation in 1839.

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Edgecombe County (1741) Encyclopedia

Formed in 1741 out of Bertie County, the county is named after Richard Edgecombe, a member of Parliament and a lord of treasury, who became the First Baron Edgecombe in 1742.

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Henry Eppes (1831-1917) Encyclopedia

Henry Eppes (1831-1917). Born on September 16, 1831, in Halifax County, North Carolina, Henry Eppes died there in 1917.

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