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The Colony of Carolina

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King Charles II of England in 1663 granted land in America to eight noblemen who had helped him regain the throne. The land was later named Carolina. Poteat discusses how the arriving colonists chose names for the places they encountered. For example, sometimes the Native American place-names were retained; towns and counties were named after a well-known persons associated with the colony; and often the name of the local Native American tribes was used.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 44 Issue 2, Spring 2005, p8-13, por, map