In 1729 the Province of Carolina was divided when the descendants of seven of the eight Lords Proprietors sold their shares back to the Crown. Only the heirs of Sir George Carteret retained their original rights to what would become the Granville District. Both the Province of North Carolina and the Province of South Carolina became English Crown Colonies in 1729.
The boundary was in question while surveying teams mistakenly redrew the border more than once. The North Carolina-South Carolina border veered miles away from the course British colonial officials intended, and then effectively disappeared as the trees it was marked on died.
This map from 1737 shows a nebulous line than simply disappears as it follows a course that is roughly the current border of today.
Authentic map of the North Carolina Coast originally printed in 1737. Museum Quality Giclee’ Prints on acid free high quality paper available in various sizes.
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