The Carolina colony was so named for three monarchs named Charles: Charles IX of France, Charles I of England and his son Charles II of England. The Latin name for Charles is Carolus. The name Carolana, or Carolina means "land of Charles" in Latin. The name refers to lands between latitudes 31 degrees and 36 degrees north.Continue Reading
French explorers, under the financing of Charles IX, called the land Carolina in 1563 or 1564. Charles I of England then gave land grants, in 1629, to several lords in return for monetary compensation after they developed the land. The land grant came after news reached Charles I that the French were also interested in the area.
Charles II chartered the Carolina colony in 1663 when the English king gave the territory to eight men, who helped restore the monarchy, after the brief reign of Oliver Cromwell. This charter superseded the original land grant made by Charles I.
Separate governments arose in the Carolina colonies in the late 1600s. One government, in the northeastern part of the territory on the Atlantic coast, became Albemarle County. A second major settlement, now known as Charleston, flourished further south along the ocean. Both areas contained separate legislatures, courts and executives. Despite attempts to unify the colony, North Carolina split from South Carolina in 1712.Learn more about The South
Interesting facts about North Carolina include that it became the 12th state to join the Union in November of 1789 and that U.S. presidents Andrew Johnson and James Polk came from this state. The state bird is the cardinal, and the state flower is the dogwood.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the frost line depth for the majority of North Carolina is 6 inches. The extreme southeastern coastline has no seasonally frozen ground. Frost lines are often referred to as frost depth or freezing depth.Full Answer >
The town of Murphy, North Carolina, was founded in 1835, and it became the county seat of the newly formed Cherokee County in 1851. As of 2007 census data, the town has an estimated population of 1,613 people, and its elevation is about 1,604 feet above sea level. The latitude of Murphy is 35.087N, and the longitude is -84.034.Full Answer >
One can find a map of all of the cities in North Carolina on mapping service websites. Some examples of mapping service websites are Google Maps, MapQuest, Yahoo! Maps and Bing Maps.Full Answer >