Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Tar Heel Junior Historian Vol. 9 Issue 1-3, Mar 1971
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
William Hilton explored the Cape Fear River area in August 1662. His discoveries of a fertile land encouraged additional New England settlers to arrive in late 1663. Permanent settlement would not be established until 1666, when the site of Charles Town reached 800 individuals.
Early exploration into the Piedmont was carried out between the mid-1600s and early 1700s by two young surveyors; John Lederer and John Lawson. Both, charged with surveying the state inland from the coast, encountered native populations and took extensive notes embellished with illustrations.