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for The State Vol. 27 Issue 22, Apr 1970
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North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia claimed a twelve-mile tract of land in the western part of the state, often called the \"Orphan Strip,\" in the early 1800s. Unable to settle the riotous border dispute, the Georgia-North Carolina commissioners engaged Major Andrew Ellicott, a noted surveyor, to locate the 35th parallel and set the boundary between North Carolina and Georgia.