Rowan County Area, NC – 1770

The link below is to a portion of a NC Map from 1770.  I have printed the full map on a 48″ x 36″ vinyl banner to be displayed at Morrison gatherings.

A few points of interest to notice:

  • Charlotte is shown as Charlottesburgh
  • Oliphants Mill is now under Lake Norman
  • Catawbaw River is spelled with a “w” at the end
  • There is a community listed as “Morrison” (probably the farm of either James or William Morrison) located around the current community of Scotts – notice the “s” in Morrison looks like an “f” – that is how the letter looked in early print.
  • The Brushy Mountains
  • The Blue Ridge
  • Fort Dobbs
  • 3rd and 4th Creek
  • The Brevard community listed is not the current mountain town of Brevard

Map Link (PDF File)

Note: The map is high resolution – so you should be able to zoom in close without losing any details.

About Coit R. Morrison - Q1

I'm from the line of Immigrant Brother James (1702-1779). Many from our branch of the family still live between 3rd and 4th Creeks of western Iredell County. I am the administrator of this WEB site. Some of my other interests and WEB sites can be found at
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