A New Map of the State
of North Carolina
by MacRae-Brazier (1833)
Crop of Macrae-Brazier's 1833 map depicting Beaufort County, North Carolina.
Click here to see this map showing northeastern North Carolina.
A New Map of the State of North Carolina by MacRae-Brazier (1833)
This map is a by-product of a surge of political reform and economic change that North Carolina experienced some fifteen years before its publication. A period of agricultural prosperity in the second decade of the century coincided with the emergence of a group of legislators who worked out a program which they felt would improve North Carolina's political inequalities, lessen her educational backwardness, and stimulate her trade by better transportation facilities. Their program of internal improvements was the proposal to drain the swamps, build canals, and construct roads.
Source: Library of Congress Maps Web Site
Beaufort Co., NCGenWeb Home Page