North Carolina

Located in the southeastern region of the United States.


North Carolina USA Location

Total Population: 9,5 Million Residents

Capital City: Raleigh

Largest Cities:
Charlotte: 731,424
Raleigh: 403,892
Greensboro: 269,666



Some Famous People From North Carolina


John Coltrane - Jazz Saxophonist And Composer From Hamlet

Ava Gardner - Actress From Brogden

Julianne Moore - Actress From Fayetteville

Floyd Patterson - Boxer From Waco

Earl Scruggs - Bluegrass Musician From Flint Hill

Richard Jordan Gatling - Invented The Gatling Gun. Born In Hertford County

Sugar Ray Leonard - Boxer From Rocky Mount

Nina Simone - Singer/Songwriter From Tryon

Ryan Adams - Musician From Jacksonville

Thelonious Monk - Jazz Pianist And Composer From Rocky Mount

Pam Grier - Actress From Winston-Salem

Roberta Flack - Singer/Songwriter From Black Mountain




Recommended Places To See In North Carolina

Battleship North Carolina - Wilmington

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Hatteras

Tryon Palace - New Bern

Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hill - Kitty Hawk



History Of North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the original 13 colonies and was the first state to instruct its delegates to vote for independence from the British crown during the Continental Congress. Following the Revolutionary War, North Carolina became a major exporter of cotton and tobacco. In 1861, North Carolina became one of 11 states to secede from the United States, beginning the American Civil War. There where no major battles in the state but North Carolina sent more recruits to fight for the Confederacy than any other rebel state. In 1903, the state became the site of the first manned self-propelled airplane flight when the Wright brothers took off from a cliff near Kitty Hawk.





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