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Land Grants – North Carolina

After the creation of North Carolina as a state in 1776 one of the first duties of the General Assembly was to pass an act in November 1777 that allowed men who swore their allegiance to the state to purchase 640 acres of “vacant” land for 50 shillings an acre and begin colonizing the area.

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* Searchable data for 216,000 land grants including names, dates and locations for years 1663 through 1960.
* Included in the total are 10,000 grants issued by North Carolina in what is now Tennessee
* Images of all 205 existing Land Patent Books with complete metes and bounds for each patent
* Images of loose documents (surveys, warrants, receipts) for Caswell, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Wake, and Wilkes Counties

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