Few People Know A Part Of Western North Carolina Almost Became Another State

Most people who attained a primary education in the Tar Heel State know or remember learning that during Colonial times the Province of North Carolina was a proprietary colony of the British. In addition, you’ll remember learning that the British appointed a Governor to oversee the colony. But one lesser-known fact about the history of North Carolina is that we gave up entire counties that eventually became a provisional state almost no one ever speaks of.

Of course, this is a much simplified summary of the events that occurred, but did you realize part of North Carolina almost became a state on their own (coupled with four more counties)?!

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