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75 North Carolina Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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75 North Carolina Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Introduction - From historical facts to funny tidbits about the state, there is so much to learn about North Carolina. Here are...

 

Grandfather Mountain is a UN-recognised International Biosphere Reserve

Fact 1 - Grandfather Mountain, which sits at the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has the honor of being the only...

 

The state is home to the oldest public university in the United States

Fact 2 - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claims to be the nations' oldest public university - something that the...

 

Blackbeard often visited North Carolina's coastline during the 1700s

Fact 3 - Although he is said to have ironically met his fate there, it's thought that Blackbeard would sail around North Carolina's...

 
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Raleigh is home to 3 major museums

Fact 4 - State capital Raleigh boasts 3 major art, history, and science museums: The North Carolina Museum of Art The North Carolina...

 

North Carolina's state flower is Flowering Dogwood

Fact 5 - Flowering Dogwood was named the official flower of the state in 1941. It's one of the most commonly found flowers...

 

North Carolina didn't have a state flag until 1861

Fact 6 - North Carolina remained flagless until 1861, when the state convention voted to join the confederacy and a flag was created...

 

The Venus Flytrap plant is native to North Carolina

Fact 7 - While the Venus Flytrap is native to the east of both North and South Carolina, it was first described in...

 

Asheville has the most breweries per capita in the US

Fact 8 - Boasting around 100 local beers and counting, Asheville is the place to go if you want to try out some...

 

The Northern Cardinal is the state bird

Fact 9 - North Carolina picked the Northern Cardinal as the state bird in 1943 - the Cardinal is popular, with seven other...

 

The tallest lighthouse in North Carolina is Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Fact 10 - Situated on the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not only the tallest lighthouse in North Carolina but also the...

 

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