New Bern, Tercentenary, New Bern North Carolina
The present year 2010 marks the tercentenary of the City of New Bern, North Carolina, and yet this celebration signifies much more than that, for, although Sir Walter Raleigh did establish a temporary English colony on Roanoke Island in 1587 and although a number of English plantations were established along Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound during the second half of the seventeenth century, the European urbanization of North Carolina did not begin in earnest until the foundation of New Bern by Baron Christoph deGraffenried in 1710, and for North Carolinians it is New Bern which represents the first permanent major European colonial city and capital in the state, and it is New Bern which epitomizes North Carolina's English and European heritage.
Page, H. Dwight
"The Tercentenary of New Bern,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 46
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol46/iss2/5