By the time I was well into Diana Gabaldon’s first Outlander novel, I was a fan. But when Jamie and Claire Fraser stepped foot onto North Carolina soil in the fourth book, that was it. That was the moment this history-loving, native North Carolinian became an all-out Outlander devotee.
Equally impressive as the swoon-inducing tales of Jamie Fraser are the countless hours of research Diana has done to place Jamie and Claire into historically accurate events and places of 18th century North Carolina. Her work inspired me to create an Outlander traveler’s companion for the state I know and love. And thus, Finding Fraser’s Ridge was born!
From Wilmington to Black Mountain, this blog will not only explore historic sites and towns visited by the Frasers but also the people, places and events that played a role in their adventures and politics. Best of all, you’ll learn how you can visit and see them for yourself! (Readers beware: If you haven’t finished the novels written thus far, or if you’re only following the hit Starz series, you may come across a few minor spoilers here and there.) The blog will also keep you apprised of Outlander happenings across the state here in the 21st century. Feel free to submit your own ideas, and be sure to follow Finding Fraser’s Ridge on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates!
Whether you’re a native or a sassenach planning to visit the Old North State, Finding Fraser’s Ridge will help you navigate the sites that will help bring Jamie and Claire’s story, as well as the colonial history of North Carolina, to life.