Mitchell County Timeline



1663 Carolina Charter granted by King Charles II.
1729 North Carolina becomes a royal colony.
1776 Declaration of Independence.
1776 Adoption of the first state constitution.
1790 North Carolina cedes its western territory to the federal government; formation of Tennessee Territory.
1833 Yancey County formed from Burke and Buncombe Counties.
1841 Caldwell County formed from Burke and Wilkes Counties.
1842 McDowell County formed from Rutherford and Burke Counties.
1849 Watauga County formed from Ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell and Yancey Counties.
1861 North Carolina secedes from the Union (20 May).
1861 Mitchell County formed from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke, and McDowell Counties.
1868 Adoption of the second state constitution; North Carolina readmitted to the Union.
1870 The population of Mitchell County is 4,705.
1880 The population of Mitchell County is 9,438.
1900 The population of Mitchell County is 15,221.
1903 Creation of the North Carolina Historical Commission (now the Division of Archives and History).
1907 Some records lost in move to new courthouse.
1910 The population of Mitchell County is 17,245.
1911 Avery County formed from Mitchell, Watauga, and Caldwell Counties.
1917-18 United States involvement in World War I.
1918 Worldwide influenza pandemic.
1920 The population of Mitchell County is 11,278.
1930 The population of Mitchell County is 13,962.
1935 Beginning of Blue Ridge Parkway construction under the Civilian Conservation Corps.
1937-42 Works Progress Administration - North Carolina Historical Records Comission surveys of pre-1914 graves in Mitchell County.
1940 The population of Mitchell County is 15,980.
1941-45 United States involvement in World War II.
1942 Civilian Conservation Corps abolished.
1950 The population of Mitchell County is 15,143.
1960 The population of Mitchell County is 13,906.
1970 The population of Mitchell County is 13,447.
1970 Adoption of the third state constitution.
1971 Founding of Mayland Technical Institute.
1979 Mayland Technical Institute becomes Mayland Technical College (3 December).
1980 The population of Mitchell County is 14,428.
1987 Blue Ridge Parkway completed with the final work on the Linn Cove Viaduct.
1988 Mayland Technical College becomes Mayland Community College (1 January).
1990 The population of Mitchell County is 14,433.
2000 The population of Mitchell County is 15,687.
  

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