Dividing Line between Virginia and North Carolina
William Byrd II was one of the commissioners appointed by Virginia to survey dividing line between Virginia and her southern neighbor. His manuscript account of the survey, “The History of the Dividing Line,” was published in 1841. Byrd also left a more scandalous account of the survey, entitled “The Secret History of the Line.”
REFERENCE: Pritchard and Sites, William Byrd II and His Lost History, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1993.
Wooldridge, Mapping of Virginia, 99-100.