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The North Carolina Gazetteer
     

The North Carolina Gazetteer

by William S. Powell
 

Coldass Creek. Devils Elbow. Whim Knob. Mush Island. Here in one thick volume are 20,000 entries that locate the geographical features of North Carolina—counties, towns, cities, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountains, gaps, ridges, bays, sounds, inlets. All are listed and in many cases the derivation of the name and additional historical data are included. The

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Coldass Creek. Devils Elbow. Whim Knob. Mush Island. Here in one thick volume are 20,000 entries that locate the geographical features of North Carolina—counties, towns, cities, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountains, gaps, ridges, bays, sounds, inlets. All are listed and in many cases the derivation of the name and additional historical data are included. The North Carolina Gazetteer is a fascinating and indispensable reference for Tar Heels (and those who wish they were), tourists, students, historians, geographers, journalists, and genealogists.

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One can't get all this information anywhere else. . . . The book is practically a 'must' for anyone interested in the state's geography or history.—North Carolina Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807812471
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/08/1976
Edition description:
1
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.45(d)

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There is no state glossary for the Atlantic Seaboard (possibly anywhere) that can compare in quality with Bill Powell's glossary of North Carolina.—Raven I. McDavid Jr., University of Chicago

Meet the Author

William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.

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