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Category: North Carolina

mecklenburg declaration

Did North Carolina Issue the First Declaration of Independence?

Two hundred forty years after a county in North Carolina supposedly announced its independence from Great Britain, take a look back at the murky history of 1775’s Mecklenburg Declaration.

Fort San Juan

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Colonial Fort in U.S Interior

Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 16th century garrison that predates the earliest English settlements in the United States by decades.