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The Birthplace of Cotton

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North Carolina claimed to be the first place in America to grow cotton, the crop that later transformed the South. According to colonial records the first cotton planting was at the mouth of Town Creek which emptied into the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County. British colonists from Barbados planted the Barbadosian or black-seeded cotton in 1665.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 35, Jan 1938, p7, il