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County Division: A Forgotten Issue in Antebellum North Carolina Politics, Part I

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In 1835, the North Carolina state legislature revised the state constitution to abolish the county basis for legislative representation. This allowed the legislature to review petitions for the formation of new counties without having to increase the number of General Assembly seats. Through this legislation, several new western counties were created, but by the 1850s this had stopped because of fears the sectional balance of the state would be disrupted.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 65 Issue 3, July 1988, p314-354 , por, map, f