Trails To The Past


Trails To The Past is an organization of volunteers dedicated to providing non-commercial, free historical and genealogical data to researchers.  My name is Donna Sims Conner and I am your Coordinator for North Carolina.  If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. 


Many of the counties in North Carolina are in need of adoption.  If you are interested in becoming a host for a county, please contact me.  You may also submit content, documents, photos, etc.  We appreciate your contributions!

North Carolina Landscape

North Carolina: At A Glance

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.  The state consists of three main geographic regions: the Atlantic coastal plain, the central Piedmont region and the Mountain region.  It is divided into 100 counties.  The capital is Raleigh.  The most populous municipality is Charlotte.  North Carolina is the second largest banking center in the United States.  The state is a leader in the production of tobacco, textiles and furniture.  North Carolina is also known as "The Old North State" and "The Tar Heel State".  

Did You Know?

The Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County is about eleven miles southeast of Concord, and is of interest as being the site of the first discovery of gold in the United States.  In 1799, a 17 pound nugget was found and in 1803 one weighing 28 pounds.  This stimulated search elsewhere and was the real beginning of gold mining in North Carolina.  Source: George T. Winston, A Sketch of North Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina: Lucas-Richardson Company, 1902), 30,33.

Update: February 25, 2017

Military - French & Indian War - North Carolina's Role in the War

People - Native Americans - Military, Photos, Tribes

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