FraNCe: The French Heritage of North Carolina (In Living Color) Author : Dudley Marchi Publisher : Lulu.com Total Pages : 198 Release : 2016-06-22 ISBN 10 : 9781365209321 ISBN 13 : 1365209326 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK FraNCe: The French Heritage of North Carolina (In Living Color) Book Description: There is a subtle but significant French heritage in North Carolina. Towns such as Bath, Beaufort, New Bern, and La Grange are testimony to the settlements of French Huguenots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The city of Fayetteville is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a French ally during the American Revolution. The first European explorers to the North Carolina region were, in fact, French (1524). French Huguenots migrated to the state as early as 1690 and many North Carolinians have last names of French origin. North Carolina has many other place names and remnants of French presence since the early colonial period. This book traces the historical presence of the French in NC from the state's origins to the present and tells the story of a little-known part of the state's cultural heritage. (Color photos and images).