Interesting Facts About North Carolina

North Carolina is a diverse geographic state with mountains and beaches that go from the Atlantic ocean to the Appalachian mountains.  The famous research triangle comprises Raleigh with N.C. State University to Durham and Duke University to Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina.  Find out some more interesting facts!

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States

High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World

The Outer Banks of NC hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country

Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States

Cape Hatteras is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved due to erosion problems

Charles Karault was born and raised in Wilmington

Havelock is home of Marine Base "Cherry Point" It is the largest air base in the Marine Corps

North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation

Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival held the first weekend in October every year

Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem

The Venus Fly-Trap is native to Hampstead

The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville

Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914

Winston-Salem was created when the two towns Winston and Salem combined

Fontana Dam is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States, at 480 feet high