North Carolina Gazetteer

Welcome to the homepage of the North Carolina Gazetteer. This project began in early 2020 as part of a course at UNC Chapel Hill. The initial gazetteer was derived from William Powell's Gazetteer, originally compiled in 1968. The second edition of that work was digitized by NCPedia.

Our initial work focused on modeling the gazetteer as RDF, converting NCPedia's digitized edition to JSON-LD, adding structured information (relationships, links to external reference works), and connecting entries to other resources covering North Carolina. We also developed a workflow for incorporating distributed changes in the future.