Awesome Facts About North Carolina You Probably Didn’t Know!

Fun Facts about North Carolina You Probably Didn’t Know

In just one year of living in Raleigh, North Carolina, I have learned so many cool facts about this state that really blew my mind! Therefore, I, of course, must share all these awesome facts with you, because, North Carolina is in fact a really cool state!

1.North Carolina has the tallest living Sand Dune east of the Mississippi! Yep, that’s right! Jockeys Ridge is located in the Outer Banks!

 

Mount Mitchell Overlook with Me and Marley
Top of Mt. Mitchell

4. Beech Mountain is known for having the highest Ski Slope on the East Coast at 5,505 ft.

5. The largest Private Estate is located in NC. Located in Asheville, you can explore the Biltmore Estate and massive gardens.

6. North Carolina is where one of the most famous soft drinks was born; Pepsi.

7. Krispy Kreme Donuts was also born in the tar heel state!

8. North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes, yummm!

9. Mini-golf/putt-putt golf was said to be started in North Carolina.

10. NC is one of the top producing states of Christmas Trees out in Ashe County.

11. The largest concentration of black bears in the southeastern United States is in North Carolina. They are also known as some of the largest Black Bears and can be found on NC’s coastal plains.

12. Wild Horses can be found on the Outer Banks in Corolla. These wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs have been living on there for 500 years!

13. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claims to be the oldest public university in the USA.

14. The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s longest linear park running through Virginia and, you guessed it, North Carolina!

15. North Carolina is known to have some of the best barbecue cities in America!

Blue Ridge Parkway mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway Mountains

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As you can see, North Carolina indeed has some pretty cool facts! If I missed any of your favorite facts about the Tar-Heel state, let me know in the comments below!

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Jockeys Ridge in the Outer Banks
Jockey’s Ridge Sand Dunes

2. Speaking of Jockeys Ridge, this area in Kitty Hawk is where the Wrights Brothers were first to fly a plane. Now the “First in Flight” North Carolina License plate makes sense!

3. North Carolina is home to the highest peak east of the Mississippi. You can drive to the top of Mt. Mitchell and enjoy panoramic views at 6,684 ft.

 

Mount Mitchell Overlook with Me and Marley
Top of Mt. Mitchell

4. Beech Mountain is known for having the highest Ski Slope on the East Coast at 5,505 ft.

5. The largest Private Estate is located in NC. Located in Asheville, you can explore the Biltmore Estate and massive gardens.

6. North Carolina is where one of the most famous soft drinks was born; Pepsi.

7. Krispy Kreme Donuts was also born in the tar heel state!

8. North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes, yummm!

9. Mini-golf/putt-putt golf was said to be started in North Carolina.

10. NC is one of the top producing states of Christmas Trees out in Ashe County.

11. The largest concentration of black bears in the southeastern United States is in North Carolina. They are also known as some of the largest Black Bears and can be found on NC’s coastal plains.

12. Wild Horses can be found on the Outer Banks in Corolla. These wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs have been living on there for 500 years!

13. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claims to be the oldest public university in the USA.

14. The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s longest linear park running through Virginia and, you guessed it, North Carolina!

15. North Carolina is known to have some of the best barbecue cities in America!

Blue Ridge Parkway mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway Mountains

Facts about North Carolina Review

As you can see, North Carolina indeed has some pretty cool facts! If I missed any of your favorite facts about the Tar-Heel state, let me know in the comments below!

Find more North Carolina travel tips here!

Enjoy this post on North Carolina? If so, I’d so appreciate it if you could share/pin it below!

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13 thoughts on “Awesome Facts About North Carolina You Probably Didn’t Know!”

  1. I don’t know why but I love reading facts about other countries! It always makes me curious to see more of the country. I didn’t know Pepsi was founded in NC!

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  2. Great post! I live in Florida now so I’m just close enough to make a visit easy… but I haven’t been yet! Awesome advice 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is awesome Sam! I didn’t know that the tallest peak is in NC. I also didn’t know the tallest ski slope was in NC too, for some reason, I thought it was in Vermont. I learned a lot of new things from this blog post. 🙂

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  4. Very interesting. I’m from Georgia and UGA (where I went to school) also claims to be the oldest university in the USA. I didn’t know that other schools also had the same claim. It looks like there are 3!

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  5. I live in Charlotte, NC and didn’t even know some of these facts! I just learned that Mt Mitchel is the tallest peak east of the Mississippi though! I was able to visit last month! Such a cool fun fact! Love this so much!

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