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From Caledonia to Carolina: The Highland Scots
Many Scots immigrated to North Carolina due to growing population, changing methods of farming, and the defeat of the Highland Scots by English and Scottish forces in 1746. The first organized settlement of Highland Scots was in Cumberland County, where 350 people moved to in 1739. By Kathryn BeachReprinted by permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian 45, no. 2 (Spring 2006) copyright North Carolina Museum of History.