The History and Re-survey of North Carolina’s Southern Boundary
Stephen R. Kelly, author of “The Boundary Hunters: Uncovering North Carolina’s Lost Borders” (The Atlantic) and “How the Carolinas Fixed Their Blurred Lines” (New York Times), will discuss the historical background of the boundary between the two Carolinas, and the current status of the recent re-survey to determine its true location. Prior to Mr. Kelly’s presentation, Jay Lester, author of the North Carolina Map Blog, will give a brief introduction to the variety and frequently peculiar cartographic shapes of the Carolinas. Shelia Bumgarner, librarian in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, will have a fascinating selection of 19th century regional maps available for viewing and study. Among these treasures are maps of local gold mines.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
(Lectures 10:30am-12noon; map viewing available
prior to and following the lectures.) Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Dowd Learning Room 310 North Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704-416-0150