This account of the settlement of one segment of the North Carolina
frontier -- the land between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers --
examines the process by which the piedmont South was populated.
Through its ingenious use of hundreds of sources and documents,
Robert Ramsey traces the movement of the original settlers and
their families from the time they stepped onto American shores to
their final settlement in the northwest Carolina territory. He
considers the economic, religious, social, and geographical
influences that led the settlers to Rowan County and describes how
this frontier community was organized and supervised.