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About North Carolina
Also known as the Tar Heel State, the principle products during
the early history of North Carolina were tar, pitch, and turpentine.
The state capital of North Carolina is Raleigh.
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The settlement was laid out in 1792 and named after Sir Walter
Along with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is part of the state's
The universities are major attractions in the triangle, and of course
the State Capitol is in Raleigh.
The first state capitol was destroyed by fire in 1831 and the Greek
Revival structure became its replacement in 1840.
NC Museum of Art:
The North Carolina Museum of Art, at 2110 Blue Ridge Blvd., has eight galleries displaying
early Egyptian artefacts and paintings by Raphael, Botticelli, Rubens, Monet, Wyeth, and
North Carolina is named after Charles I and Charles
II of England, and can be split into three distinct areas.
States neighbouring North Carolina are: South
Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and
Sir Walter Raleigh's first colony in the US mysteriously disappeared
from North Carolina's Roanoke Island.
Situated in the west of North Carolina, Asheville is an excellent gateway to the misty
George Vanderbilt's 250 room French Renaissance-style castle has to be seen to be
believed. Built in the 1890s, it is the largest private home in America.
Visitor information for Brevard, North Carolina; where some of the the state's most
beautiful waterfalls, streams, and mountain trails await you.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore features Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (built in 1870) and
other points of historical interest.
Rock State Park is a nature lover's paradise with a collaboration of
spectacular views and incredible hiking trails.
Great Smoky Mountains:
Learn how the Indians and pioneers survived by hiking for edibles at the National Parks'
North Carolina State:
The public office of North Carolina state.
Visit North Carolina:
Where to go and where to stay: mountains, heartland, or coast?
Duke University is a major attraction in Durham, and you can also
visit the homestead the Duke tobacco family.
Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina and has a rich
Guests will enjoy visiting many local county sites including The North
Carolina Maritime Museum, the North Carolina Aquarium, Cape Lookout National Seashore, the
Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve and Fort Macon.
The largest city in North Carolina is also the third largest
banking centre in the United States.
The Mint Museum of Art, famous for its extensive pottery and porcelain
collection, is housed in a former branch of the United States Mint; in operation from 1837
to 1861, and from 1867 to 1913.
A hands on science and technology museum in Charlotte.
The North Carolina coastline has a notorious history; more than
600 ships have sunk off the hazardous shores, including Blackbeard's flagship.
Carolina's Outer Banks:
From remote wildlife refuges, sheltered inlets, and endless beaches to upscale resort
communities, these strips of shifting sand offer both peaceful retreat and awesome
adventure. Use this guide to discover the Outer Banks' rich seafaring history and its
newest tourist attractions as well as limitless opportunities for fun, dining, shopping,
The two towns of Winston and Salem merged in 1913.
Historic Bethabara is a restoration of the city's first Moravian settlement in 1753.
Battleship North Carolina is a must visit when you visit the Southern
Coast of North Carolina! Its in Wilmington, docked right on the Cape Fear River.
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Guide to Wilmington.
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