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Interesting Facts about North Carolina


North Carolina is a beautiful state with incredible weather, awesome people, and breathtaking sights. Join us as we delve deeper into this place with a list of North Carolina state facts.

1. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is known for being the oldest State University in the U.S.

2. The Wright Brothers, famous for inventing the first airplane, performed their first successful flight in 1903 at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk, NC.

3. The city of High Point is known for being the Furniture Capital of the World.

4. In the early 1700's, the infamous pirate Blackbeard was known for frequently visiting the town of Beaufort which was also nicknamed "Fish Town."

5. Transylvania County is home to Whitewater Falls which is the highest waterfall in the eastern U.S.

6. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse was moved because of erosion issues where it was placed. It is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved for this reason.

7. The Largest air base in the Marine Corps, "Cherry Point," is located in Havelock, NC.

8. North Carolina is produces the most sweet potatoes out of any other state.

9. The battleship North Carolina was saved and permanently berthed at Cape Fear River in Wilmington after donations were given to protect and preserve it.

10. The famous Krispy Kreme Doughnut company was founded in Windston-Salem.

11. Known for trapping and "eating" insects, the Venus Fly-Trap plant is natrive to Hampstead.

12. The first home run hit by Babe Ruth happened in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.

13. The city of Winston-Salem was made by combining the two towns of Winston and Salem.

14. The first English child born in America was Virginia Dare; she was born in Roanoke in 1587.

15. Pepsi was invented in New Bern and first served there in 1898.

16. The Eleventh President of the United States, James K. Polk, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

17. North Carolina is the leading producer of furniture, tobacco, brick, and textiles in the U.S.

18. The state motto is "Esse quam videri" which is "To be rather than to seem."

19. Wendell town is named after the writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.

20. The oldest incorporated town is Bath which was established in 1705.

21. The colony of Roanoke was the first English colony in America. It vanished without a trace except for the word "Croatoan" carved into a tree. The mystery still persists to this day.

As one of my personal favorite states, these North Carolina state facts should broaden your knowledge of this place.




   
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