9780807871386-0807871389-The North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd Ed: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History

The North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd Ed: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History

ISBN-13: 9780807871386
ISBN-10: 0807871389
Edition: Second
Author: Powell, William S., Hill, Michael
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 608 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807871386
ISBN-10: 0807871389
Edition: Second
Author: Powell, William S., Hill, Michael
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 608 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Powell, William S., Hill, Michael wrote The North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd Ed: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History comprising 608 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807871389 and 9780807871386. Since then The North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd Ed: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The North Carolina Gazetteer first appeared to wide acclaim in 1968 and has remained an essential reference for anyone with a serious interest in the Tar Heel State, from historians to journalists, from creative writers to urban planners, from backpackers to armchair travelers.

This revised and expanded edition adds approximately 1,200 new entries, bringing to nearly 21,000 the number of North Carolina cities, towns, crossroads, waterways, mountains, and other places identified here. The stories attached to place names are at the core of the book and the reason why it has stood the test of time. Some recall faraway places: Bombay, Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin. Others paint the locality as a little piece of heaven on earth: Bliss, Splendor, Sweet Home. In many cases the name derivations are unusual, sometimes wildly so: Cat Square, Huggins Hell, Tater Hill, Whynot.

Telling us much about our own history in these snapshot histories of particular locales, The North Carolina Gazetteer provides an engaging, authoritative, and fully updated reference to place names from all corners of the Tar Heel State.

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