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 MITCHELL COUNTY
400 grants issued from 1768 to 1938

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Bakersville

History: Mitchell County was formed in 1861 from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke, and McDowell counties. It was named for Elisha Mitchell, professor at the University of North Carolina, and a noted geologist. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663- 1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: Elisha Mitchell (1793–1857), a professor at the University of North Carolina who measured the height of Mount Mitchell

State Archives Code: 066

Bordering Counties
Avery
McDowell
Yancey
 2 Counties Over
Buncombe
Burke
Caldwell
Madison
Rutherford
Watauga
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.88
Map of North Carolina highlighting Mitchell County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.