The Royal Colony of North Carolina

Between 1729 and 1775, at least fifty-two (52) new towns were established in NC
     

Town

Established 

Settled By
Tar Landing

1730
From Bertie County. English/Welsh heritage.
Tarrburg

1730
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
New Carthage

1733
English/Welsh in the 1720s.
Brook Field

1737
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
Elizabeth

1738
English/Welsh in the 1720s.
Woodstock

1738
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
Enfield

1740
From Bertie County. English/Welsh herigate.
Johnston

1741
Locals who had been in Onslow County for years.
Northampton Court House

1741
From Bertie County. English/Welsh herigate. 
Sarecta

1744
Henry McCulloch's pet town in northern New Hanover (now Duplin). English/Welsh.
Harrisburgh

1746
Settlers from Edgecombe County. English/Welsh heritage.
Nixon's Town

1746 
Locals who had been in Pasquotank County for years. From Virginia in 1650s. 
Tyrrell Court House

1748
Locals who had been in Tyrrell County for years.
Mint Hill

1750
Scots-Irish and Germans from Pennsylvania.
Hinton's Quarter

1752
Locals who had been in Johnston County for years. English/Scots-Irish heritage.
Bethabara

1753
Moravians from Pennsylvania.
Cashy

1753
Locals who had been in Bertie County for years.
Portsmouth

1753
Settlers from Craven County. English/Welsh heritage.
Cumberland Court House

1754
Highland Scots and settlers from Bladen.
Hillsborough

1754
Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania.
Anson Court House

1755 
Settlers from Bladen County. English/Scots-Irish heritage.
Currituck Court House

1755
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
Duplin Court House

1755
Settlers from New Hanover. English/Welsh heritage.
Salisbury

1755
Scots-Irish and Germans from Pennsylvania.
Williamsborough

~1755
Locals who had been in Granville County for years. From Virginia in 1740s.
Halifax

1757
From Bertie and Edgecombe Counties. English/Welsh heritage.
New Garden

1757
Quakers from Pennsylvania.
Wantland's Ferry

1757
English/Welsh from Cape Fear region.
Dobbs Court House

1758
Settlers from Johnston County. English/Welsh and Scots-Irish heritage.
Edgecombe Court House

1758
Locals who had been in Edgecombe County for years.
Hertford

1758
Locals who had been in Perquimans County for years. Was Perquimans C.H.
Relfe's Point

1758
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
Bethania

1759
Moravians from Pennsylvania.
Campbellton

1762
Highland Scots.
Kingston

1762
Locals who had been in Dobbs County for years. Scots-Irish heritage.
Buffalo Race Path

1764
Settlers from Granville and Edgecombe counties. Virginia heritage.
Granville Court House

1764
Settlers from Edgecombe County. Virginia heritage.
Cross Creek

1765
Highland Scots.
Winfield

1765
Settlers from Virginia. English/Welsh heritage.
Salem

1766
Moravians from Pennsylvania.
Winton

1768
Locals who had been in Hertford County for years. English/Welsh heritage. 
Charlotte Town

1768
Scots-Irish and Germans from Pennsylvania.
Exeter

1768
Locals who had been in New Hanover County for years. English/Welsh & Scots-Irish.
Windsor

1768
Locals who had been in Bertie County for years. English/Welsh heritage.
Littleton

1770
Sprang up around a well-enjoyed tavern along the stage route between Hillsborough and Halifax. At that time in Bute County.
Bloomsbury

1771
Settlers from Johnston County. English/Scots-Irish heritage.
Martinborough

1771
Locals who had been in Pitt County for years. English/Scots-Irish heritage. 
Smithfield

1771
Locals who had been in Johnston County for years. English/Scots-Irish heritage.
Friedberg

1773
Local Moravians, originally from Pennsylvania
Lexington

1775
Locals who had been in Rowan County for years. German and Scots-Irish heritage.
Martinsville

1775
Scots-Irish and Germans from Pennsylvania.
Red Springs

1775
Highland Scots.
Tryon Court House

1775
Settlers from Mecklenburg County and South Carolina. Scots-Irish heritage.
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