Event DateEvent Name
12-31-1823The General Assembly authorized the "Board of Agriculture of North Carolina to employ some person of competent skill and science to commence and carry on a geological survey of the various regions of this State." The survey, started by Denison Olmsted and completed by Elisha Mitchell--both of whom were professors at the University--was the first publicly funded geological survey of a state. The survey map is held by the North Carolina State Archives (Call Number: MC.188.1824o).