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A valuable, basic resource for genealogical research and the study of state and local history. It contains the date and history of the formation of each North Carolina county; a description, taken from the laws, of boundary lines; and maps (1700-1912) that show the development of the state from northeast to southeast and then westward; and a chart giving the dates of the formation and the origins of each county.
About the Author
David Leroy Corbitt (1898-1967) served on the staff of the State Department of Archives and History (now North Carolina Office of Archives and History) from 1942 to 1961. During his years in the department, Corbitt compiled, edited, and published twelve books on various topics in North Carolina history and the volumes of public papers and addresses of nine North Carolina governors. He also served as managing editor of the North Carolina Historical Review from 1935 to 1961.