The Royal Colony of North Carolina

In 1771, four new counties were created. Chatham County was created out of Orange County. Guilford County was created out of part of Orange County and part of Rowan County. Surry County was created out of Rowan County. Wake County was created out of part of Cumberland County, part of Johnston County, and part of Orange County. They all sent two delegates to the House of Burgesses that convened on November 19, 1771.
   
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