Ten fun facts about North Carolina


Fact 1
The oldest State University in the United States is the University of North Carolina.

Fact 2
The highest waterfall in the eastern part of the United States is Whitewater Falls which is located in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

Fact 3
The majority of sweet potatoes in the nation are produced in the state. This began when a group of college students did studies on the vegetable and elected to produce it in large quantities to produce a profit for the state.


Fact 4
The first English colony in the States was located on Roanoke Island. The entire colony vanished from existence leaving a simple word scrawled on a tree which no one understands its meaning: “Croatoan.”

Fact 5
The famous doughnut company, Krispy Kreme was founded in this state in Winston-Salem.

Fact 6
The world’s first miniature golf course was established in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Fact 7
In 1943 this state became one of the first to establish a professional symphony to represent the state.

Fact 8
The first professional home run that sports icon Babe Ruth hit was on March 7, 1914 in Fayetteville.

Fact 9
In 1898 the famous beverage known as “Pepsi” was invented and served in New Bern, North Carolina.

Fact 10
This state is the leader in production when it comes to numerous products including but not limited to furniture, tobacco, and textile products.


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Short about North Carolina
Is a state located on the southeastern part of the United States


Fast facts
Number of households
3,693,221
Population
9,748,364
Per capita income
$25,285
Life expectancy in number of years
77.8
Statehood
November 21, 1789
Capital
Raleigh
Largest city
Charlotte
Number of billionaires
3
State dance
Clogging
State beverage
Milk
State color
Red and Blue
State bird
Northern cardinal
State mammal
Gray Squirrel
State fish
Channel Bass
State tree
Longleaf Pine
State flower
Flowering dogwood

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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