Thursday, October 20

Facts about North Carolina


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Have you ever visited North Carolina? Maybe you have lived there, or still do. Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about North Carolina right here! Keep on reading. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those cool facts with you! So, each and every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about New York. This week we are posting quick facts about North Carolina. The countdown is on, only 17 more states to blog about! That means seventeen more weeks to go… Yay!!

Did you know that North Carolina was the twelfth (12th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! North Carolina officially joined the union on November 21, 1789! North Carolina is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is bordered by four (4) states: Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. North Carolina also borders the Atlantic Ocean. North Carolina is the twenty-eighth (28th) largest state in the United States. North Carolina is one of the bigger states. There are about 10,551,162 people that reside in the state of North Carolina. That is a lot of people.


North Carolina famous person alert:

Did you know that John William Coltrane was born in Hamlet, North Carolina? John William Coltrane was a music composer, and an American jazz saxophonist. He was also a bandleader. To learn more about John William Coltrane: 


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Quick Facts about North Carolina:

1. A few things North Carolina is known for are: being the first state in flight, the beautiful seashores, and the Smoky Mountains. A few of the nicknames for the state of North Carolina are: the Land of the Sky State, the Old North State, and the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina state motto is Esse quam videri. Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase which means, “To Be, Rather Than To Seem”. The North Carolina state motto was adopted on February 21, 1893. The abbreviation for North Carolina is NC.

2. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh. Raleigh officially became the capital of North Carolina in 1792. Raleigh has an estimated population of about 469,698 people.

3. The North Carolina state bird is the Northern cardinal. Indiana, Illinois, and a few other states have the Northern Cardinal as their state bird. The Northern cardinal was chosen as the state bird for North Carolina in 1943. The North Carolina male Northern cardinal is a beautiful bright red color with some black around its beak and on its wings. The female Northern cardinal is light pale brown grayish in color with some light red color on its wings, head, and tail.

4. The North Carolina official state flower is the Flowering dogwood. The Flowering dogwood is a perennial tree that can be found growing throughout the state of North Carolina. The Flowering dogwood starts blooming in the months of April and the early part of May. They are beautiful trees, especially when the flowers bloom!! The North Carolina Flowering dogwood became the official state flower in 1955.

5. North Carolina’s current state flag was officially adopted on March 9, 1885, but was revamped in 1991. North Carolina’s state flag has a blue, red, and white background with the North Carolina state seal on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in North Carolina are: cabbage, corn, blueberries, cucumbers, soy beans, sweet potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in North Carolina are: the Outer Banks, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Chimney Rock State Park.

8. Some animals that live in North Carolina are: bats, beavers, coyotes, ground hogs, red fox, river otter, and squirrels.

9. North Carolina can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in North Carolina was 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Fayetteville, North Carolina on August 21, 1983. The coldest temperature ever recorded in North Carolina was -34 degrees (34 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Mount Mitchell, North Carolina on January 21, 1985.



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Facts about North Carolina


Get your free printable North Carolina worksheet here:

 North Carolina worksheet

North Carolina worksheet

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Books about North Carolina:

1. North Carolina: Children's American Local History Book by Bold Kids

2. Celebrating North Carolina by Marion Dane Bauer

3. Night-Night North Carolina by Katherine Sully

4. Exploring the North Carolina Colony by Jessica Gunderson

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You can also utilize the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states post in one convenient place. 


Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about North Dakota! Thank you for reading my post!! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss



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