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North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. See the fact file below for more information about the state of North Carolina.
- Native American tribes known as the Croatans, the Creeks, the Tuscarora, the Catawba and Carolina Siouan, the Cherokee and Tutelo inhabited the land and shores of North Carolina.
- The houses of these tribes were made of tree logs while the walls were made of branches and clay. They hunted rabbit, deer and turkey for food and farmed corns, squash and beans to survive.
- In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to arrive on the shore of Carolina and explore it for France.
- Explorer Juan Pardo came in 1567 and founded Fort San Juan, located in West Carolina.
- In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto came and searched the area for gold.
- In 1775, North Carolina was the first state to gain independence from England through the Mecklenburg Declaration.
- The Latin term “Esse quam videri” became the adopted motto of North Carolina in 1893, meaning, “To be, rather than to seem”, inspired by Cicero’s essay of friendship.
- North Carolina has an official nickname of “The Tar Heel State” because workers in this state used to sell pitch, tar and turpentine coming from its wide pine forest. Tar, pitch and turpentine were used in building wooden ships.
- Today, North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation and was the first state to established a state museum. NC is the number one exporter of bricks, tobacco, furniture and textile.
Became a State
November 21, 1789 (12th)
southern United States
53,819 sq. miles (28th)
Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, Cape Hatteras, Greensboro, Wilmington
poultry, eggs, tobacco, hogs, milk, nursery stock, cattle, sweet potatoes, soybeans
coastal plain – mild winters, moderate summers – inland has hotter summers and colder winters
averages 42 inches
Professional Sports Teams
NHL – Carolina Hurricanes
NFL – Carolina Panthers
NBA – Charlotte Hornets
Neuse River, Yadkin, River, Atlantic Ocean, Roanoke River
Most Famous Citizens
James Polk ( U.S. President)
Andrew Johnson ( U.S. President)
David Brinkley (newscaster)
Howard Cosell (sportscaster)
Bill Graham (evangelist)
Jesse Helm (politician)
O. Henry (writer)
Richard Petty (auto racer)
Bird – Cardinal
Flower – Dogwood
Animal – Gray Squirrel
Tree – Pine
Insect – Honey Bee
North Carolina Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use North Carolina State Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about North Carolina which is a state in the Southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Download includes the following worksheets
- North Carolina Facts
- Name it! North Carolina Tribes
- Mapping North Carolina
- Food to Survive
- North Carolina Flag
- Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
- Write Something!
- Color to Relax: State Symbol
- Unscramble the Cities
- Must-see Wonders of North Carolina
- Visit North Carolina
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