2.Fontana Dam is the biggest of its kind in eastern USA and is 480 feet tall.
The Wright Memorial located at Kitty Hawks stands as a mark of their achievement.
4.A lot of people think that North Carolina was the first state to have declared independence from England with Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.
5.High Point is billed as the Global Furniture Capital.
6.Grandfather Mountain, which is the tallest peak in Blue Ridge, is the sole private park in the world that has been chosen by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve.
7.Beaufort Town was called Fish Town in early 1700's when Blackbeard used to visit the coast. It was set up in 1722 as a seaport with the rights to customs collection.
8.The Mile-High Swinging Bridge, close to Linville, is 5,305 feet above the sea level. However, it actually hangs almost 80 feet over the ground.
9.The Outer Banks of North Carolina are home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in USA.
10.Pepsi was discovered and served for the first time in New Bern in 1898.
11.Whitewater Falls, located in Transylvania County, is the tallest waterfall in eastern USA.
12.Beech Mountain is the highest town in USA. It is 5,506 feet above sea level.
13.Cape Hatteras is the biggest lighthouse ever to have been moved thanks to erosion related issues.
14.The seventh President of USA, Andrew Jackson, was born in the Waxsaws, which is on the border shared by North and South Carolina.
15.Tarheels, which is the mascot of University of North Carolina, is also a nickname for people from the state. The nickname has supposedly come from the times when the state generated a lot of tar and a person saw the footprints of someone who had stepped on some of it.
16.Arnold Palmer, who is known to be the player whose positive playing and winning personality took golf to national attention, improved his skills as a part of Wake Forest University's championship golf team.
17.The place where Charles Karault was born and raised is Wilmington.
18.The 11th President of USA, James K. Polk, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
19.Havelock is home to a Marine Base named Cherry Point, which is the biggest air base in the Marine Corps.
20.The first ever African-American member of US Congress, Hiram Rhoades Revels, was born in Fayetteville in 1822.
21.North Carolina is the biggest producer of sweet potatoes in USA. Students at a school in Wilson County had appealed to the North Carolina General Assembly that sweet potato be made the official state vegetable.
22.Andrew Johnson kicked off his career as a tailor's apprentice in Raleigh, North Carolina. He then became a major figure in reuniting USA as its 17th President.
23.Core Sound Decoy Festival is held every December in Harker’s Island.
24.North Carolina is a leading producer of furniture, brick, tobacco, and textile.
25.North Carolina Seafood Festival is staged every year in the first weekend of October in Morehead City.
26.Saluda, North Carolina is situated right at the top of Saluda Grade.
27.The World War II battleship named North Carolina has been permanently berthed on Cape Fear River, Wilmington. It was rescued from scrap heap in 1960's through public subscription that included donation of dimes by schoolchildren.
28.The state motto of North Carolina is Esse quam videri, which means to be something rather than to seem to be like it.
29.The oldest English colony in America was situated on Roanoke Island and was founded by Walter Raleigh. The colony vanished mysteriously without any trace except for the word Croatoan, which was scribbled on a nearby tree.
30.Wendell town has been named after Oliver Wendell Holmes, an American writer,
31.Mount Mitchell in Blue Ridge Mountains is the tallest peak among ones that lie east of Mississippi. It is 6,684 feet from sea level.
32.The German and Swiss settlement of New Bern was named to honor the founder's home in Switzerland, Bern. When Bern was set up it was named by some hunters. They had named the city after the first animal they had come upon in their hunting expedition - a bear. The term Bern is an old Germanic word for Bear, which became the symbol of the city and was adopted by New Bern too.
33.Winston-Salem was where Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded.
34.North Carolina is the first US state to have founded a state museum of art.
35.Venus Fly Trap is local to Hampstead.
36.North Carolina is among the first US states to have founded a state symphony. The North Carolina Symphony, was set up in 1943, and presently performs almost 185 full-orchestra concerts every year.
37.Fayetteville is where the first ever mini golf course was built.
38.North Carolina has the biggest state-maintained highway system in USA. The highway system in the state presently has 77,400 miles of roads.
39.The first home run of Babe Ruth came on 7th March 1914 in Fayetteville.
40.In 1987 the General Assembly of North Carolina recognized milk as the official state beverage.
41.Winston-Salem was created by joining the two towns Salem and Winston.
42.The oldest town in North Carolina is Bath. It was incorporated in 1705.
43.The biggest home in USA, Biltmore Estate, is located in Ashville. It has a chateau with 255 rooms, lots of gardens and an award winning winery.
44.Columbia is situated in northeastern North Carolina on the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula. The state is on eastern shore of Scuppernong River. The Indians refer to the area as the place of the sweet bay tree.
45.The first English child born in USA was named Virginia Dare. She was born in 1587 in Roanoke.
46.White Lake, which is located near Elizabethtown, is very unique in the sense that it has a sandy and white bottom and crystal clear water. The lake has also been billed the Nation's Safest Beach. It is an absolute paradise for children as there are no currents, dangerous depressions and tides. It also does not hold any major danger to swimmers.
47.The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in Albemarle marks Virginia Dare's birth. It was originally supposed to run for one year but proved so successful that it was performed for almost 60 straight summers.
48.North Carolina has fresh water streams stretching for 37,000 miles and 1,500 lakes which are at least 10 acres in size.
49.The first ever state owned art museum of USA is in Raleigh.
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