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7 Incredible Facts About North Carolina That You Should Know

Carolinians have a lot to brag about their home state. Along with housing some of our nation’s most beautiful beaches and serving as the grounds for much of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina is entitled to some incredible novelties.

  1. NC is home to 1,500 lakes of at least 10 acres and 37,000 miles of fresh water streams

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    This also explains why NC is so popular among anglers. People generally associate water activities in North Carolina with its 300+ miles of beach. The reality is, you don’t have to travel all the way east in NC to take a dip!

  2. The Venus Fly-Trap is native to Hampstead

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    North Carolina, specifically Hampstead and the Wilmington area, is home to this unique carnivorous plant. The National Wildlife Federation classifies the Venus Flytrap as “vulnerable” with less than 33,000 wild plants remaining. In some counties, it is a felony to steal this plant as it is naturally growing. Look but please don’t touch!

  3. First state to declare independence from England

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    You may be familiar with NC’s Mecklenburg County which contains the state’s largest city, Charlotte. It was in this county on May 20, 1775 that North Carolina became the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration.

  4. White Lake is considered the “Nation’s Safest Beach”

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    White Lake is a body of water in Bladen County in Northeastern NC. It’s been considered the “Nations Safest Beach” as there are no tides nor currents and the water is exceptionally clear.

  5. Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States

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    Sorry Niagara Falls, but NC has you beat! Located in Transylvania County, Whitewater Falls is said to measure 411 feet from top to bottom.

  6. High Point is regarded as the Furniture Capital of the World

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    Looking to buy a new living room set? Look no further than the Carolina border! Highpoint is known as the Furniture Capital of the World as a result of its semi-annual High Point Furniture Market. This event brings in more than 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from across the globe!

  7. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the nation

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    In 1795, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the first public university in the nation! Today, UNC is a highly competitive university offering degrees in more than 70 areas of study.

Carly Rutledge

Growing up in various states along the east coast, I've developed a love of all things local. I currently live in North Carolina and wouldn't move for anything! I love the beach, animals, and creating my own adventures. I encourage everyone to travel and never be afraid to fail.

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