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Theoretically created by the impact of a meteorite, White Lake, located in Bladen County, encompasses 1,068 acres and is the most extensively used lake per acre than any other in the state. Considered a, \"Bay Lake,\" White Lake contains extremely clear water and is currently 71 percent of its original size.
Slightly larger than a blue jay and containing a bigger wingspan, the paroquet of North Carolina vanished in 1909. First reported along the coast in 1586, by Thomas Hariott, the paroquet is a member of the parrot family. Living in large groups partial to orchards, paroquets fell to extinction as a result of destructive habits associated with human beings.
Encompassing 427 square miles and located in the northwestern part of the state, Ashe County is renowned for mountains, railways, geography, unusual water, Native Americans, and industry. Settled in 1755 and issuing land grants since 1773, Ashe County contains an interesting history spanning four centuries.
Located in Ashe County and chartered in 1875, the town of Ore Knob was once a village of over 500 individuals, subsisting on profits from the copper industry. Originally a quest for iron deposits, mining efforts in Ashe refocused on copper after analysis of iron yielded high concentrations of copper.