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Regulation and Administration of Roads and Bridges in Colonial Eastern North Carolina

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During the colonial period, eastern North Carolina possessed an inadequate and underdeveloped system of roads. To better road conditions, the colony tried appointing road commissioners, building bridges at public expense and putting up signposts and mile markers. Though they tried to improve the road network, the failure to enforce laws, the physical obstacles of the state's geography and shortages in the labor pool kept road conditions poor.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 45 Issue 4, Oct 1968, p399-417, map, f