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  •  Also the Carolinas (2+ / 0-)
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    pistolSO, CA wildwoman

    were named for one of the Charleses, though I couldn't say which one.

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    by gizmo59 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:53:38 AM PST

    •  Charles I eom (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union--Robert Burns

      by Eric Blair on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:00:53 AM PST

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    •  Carolinas were named for Charles X of France (0+ / 0-)

      Who was in power when the coast was explored by French explorers.  

      •  Charles X was overthrown in 1830 (0+ / 0-)

        He succeeded Louis XVIII, who was given the throne after the defeat of Napoleon. Both Louis XVIII and Charles X were younger brothers of Louis XVI.
        I had always heard the Carolinas were named for a Charles of England I would guess Charles I. There was no King Charles of France in the 17th or 18thcenturies.

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        by scott5js on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:33:06 PM PST

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    •  I apologize, I had a bad source on the Carolina (4+ / 0-)
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      Jay C, gizmo59, pistolSO, CA wildwoman

      naming.  You are correct.  From the University of North Carolina museum of history: "In 1663 Charles II, king of England, granted a large swath of land, part of which would become the state of North Carolina, to eight noblemen who had helped him regain the throne. (The area’s name, “Carolina,” came from the Latin version of “Charles.”) The men, who became Lords Proprietors, received “true and absoelute” rule over the “Province of Carolina,” which reached from the southern boundary of Virginia to the northern boundary of the Spanish colony of Florida and westward to the South Seas."

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