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In 1799, part of the boundary between North Carolina and Tennessee was established by surveyor John Strother, who kept a field book and diary of his wilderness trip. As far as THE STATE magazine can determine, the diary has never before been published in its entirety.
In this second and concluding installment of his diary, John Strother describes the survey of the North Carolina-Tennessee line in 1799, from Pond Mountain to Painted Rock on the French Broad River.
This article describes the history of the first fully-realized map of North Carolina created by surveyors Jonathan Price and John Strother. Work began in 1792 with petitions to the state for project funding but the work and printed copies of the map were not available until 1806. The author discusses the difficulties of financing the project, general histories of the surveyors involved, and the finished product including inaccuracies.
A look at the work of surveyors and cartographers Jonathan Price, John Strother, and Joshua Potts. Price and Strother published the first actual survey and map of North Carolina in 1798, and Potts' first map came in 1801. All three significantly advanced the cartography of the state during their careers and their work formed the basis for subsequent maps and plans for fortification of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River.