Moyock in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1967 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number A-16.)
Location. 36° 33.011′ N, 76° 11.569′ W. Marker is in Moyock, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is at the intersection of Caratoke Highway (Route 168) and North Point Road, on the right when traveling south on Caratoke Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moyock NC 27958, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moycock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Seven Patriot Heroes (approx. 3.2 miles away in Virginia); St. Bride's Church (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia); The Cuffeytown Thirteen (approx. 5.7 miles away in Virginia); Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away in Virginia); McBride Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); Dismal Swamp Canal (approx. 10.3 miles away); Battle of South Mills (approx. 10.5 miles away).
Regarding Dividing Line. Virginia and North Carolinaís early settlers intermingled beginning around 1650, particularly in North Carolinaís
The survey of the boundary between the two colonies was completed in 1749 when Thomas Jeffersonís father, Peter, began in Stokes County and completed the survey to what is now Ashe County. The borders were often disputed and additional surveys were called to settle claims, the most notable in 1887, when the two states sponsored another joint boundary survey.
While Byrdís adventure is interesting in itself, the explorer and aristocratic planter published a journal of the expedition, The History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina, where he wrote about places and people encountered while surveying the dividing line. In the alternate version, titled The Secret History of the Line, Byrd candidly described the attitudes and abilities of men from
William S. Powell, North Carolina Through Four Centuries (1989)
Louis B. Wright, ed., The Prose Works of William Byrd of Westover: Narratives of a Colonial Virginian (1966)
Allen Johnson, ed., Dictionary of American Biography, III, 383-384—sketch by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
Kenneth A. Lockridge, The Diary and Life of William Byrd II of Virginia, 1674-1744 (1987)
William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, I, 663—sketch by Lindley S. Butler
Bill Sharpe, A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-1965)
Virginius Dabney, Virginia: The New Dominion (1992)
Virginia History: http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal2/facts_and_history_4096/index.html
copied from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
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