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for NC Magazine Vol. 49 Issue 10, October 1991
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In 1792, the North Carolina General Assembly tasked a nine-member commission to select a site for the state government located within the center of the state. The State House, bought off Joel Lane's 1000 acres, stood at the center of what would be come Raleigh, North Carolina. By 1800 Raleigh's population had expanded to 669 people, which continued to grow and required city expansions throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.