What were North Carolinas different borders

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The Georgia- NC conflict over the border at present day Transylvania County, NC, was called the Walton War. Some of my family were involved, on both sides.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
selected by Peggy McReynolds
I always wonder if people moved or the Border change. Did you look at the link? They have some discussion about that border dispute
Anon  (or Ms. Snyder),

I can waste a lot of time studying the county formation maps just trying to answer the question,  "did they move or the Border change".


Usually,  I decide the scale doesn't have a enough detail to be certain.... but sometimes it works.
Yup, I saw the mention.
Peggy, gotta admit that he border thing drives me crazy when it comes to county creations. Family starts in Anson, then Mecklenburg is created. Then Tryon is created, then dissolved into Lincoln and Rutherford. Then Gaston is created, then Lincoln’s border moves south, now back in Lincoln again.  Records all over the place. Way to go, North Carolina!
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The border of North Carolina changed as recently as January 1, 2017.  North Carolina’s border history is also complicated by the grants that were awarded to Tennessee. It’s a complex history which can make finding records difficult and court locations hard to understand.  There is an area in North Carolina that has changed states three times and counties many times without ever moving.
by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (286k points)
+2 votes

There is an aid for tracking dates of county formation and previous counties in Wikitree.   This doesn't help with the borders but with the dates the counties were created.


I use this frequently to determine where the Census records would be in doing searches.

by G. Moore G2G6 Mach 3 (39.4k points)
Thank you for the aid that will be very helpful

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