Come Celebrate NCpedia September 13

North Carolina’s history and more unusual stories will be celebrated at “Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories Found in NCpedia,” a free event at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Continue Reading Come Celebrate NCpedia September 13

UNC Press & NCPedia Launch Free Online Edition of The North Carolina Gazetteer

In partnership with NCPedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library, UNC Press is now making the entirety of The North Carolina Gazetteer available online at ncpedia.org. The North Carolina Gazetteer documents and defines North Carolina’s geographical places by describing their location, history, and origins. UNC Press first published the encyclopedia, compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, in 1968. Michael Hill of the N.C. Office of Archives and History updated and expanded the volume in a revised edition in 2010. Hill explains, “The key is that, whereas other sources list just the name, Powell’s book included the stories and derivations behind the names. No other state has anything like it.” Continue Reading UNC Press & NCPedia Launch Free Online Edition of The North Carolina Gazetteer

Encyclopedia of North Carolina Now Available Online

State Library staff completed the process of integrating more than 1,900 articles from the “Encyclopedia” into NCpedia on Dec. 7, 2012, with the entry for “Zoning.” Continue Reading Encyclopedia of North Carolina Now Available Online

NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive

Content from William S. Powell’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina and the 6-volume Dictionary of North Carolina Biography will be available online at NCPedia.org. Continue Reading NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive