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North Carolina (NC) - Real Estate
North Carolina Association of
4511 Weybridge Lane
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 294-1415 - (800) 443-9956 - Fax (336) 299-7872
North Carolina Real Estate
1313 Navaho Drive
P.O. Box 17100
Raleigh, NC 27619-7100
North Carolina entered the union in 1789 as the 12th state. Today
Raleigh is the state capital. It has two nicknames. One
is Old North State and the other and better known name is the Tar Heel
Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia border the state as
well as the Atlantic Ocean.
The largest cities are Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham and
North Carolina’s agriculture includes poultry, eggs, cattle,
tobacco and milk. North Carolina produces more sweet potatoes than
any other state. The stare’s industry includes tobacco
products, furniture, machinery, textile goods and tourism.
Some of the state’s symbols are:
is the box turtle
is the emerald
the gray squirrel
Insect is the honeybee
Didja know ....?
*The Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man
at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk in 1903.
*Due to all the outlet stores, High Point is known as the furniture
capital of the world.
*Havelock is home of Marine Base "Cherry Point." It is the
largest air base in the Marine Corps.
* The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island.
Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no
trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby
* Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east
of the Mississippi. It towers 6,684 feet above sea level.
* The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America's largest home, and includes
a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens.
* Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898.
* James K. Polk, born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was the
eleventh President of the United States.
* Andrew Johnson started his career as a tailor's apprentice in Raleigh,
North Carolina and rose to lead in the reuniting of the nation as the
seventeenth President of the United States.
* The oldest town in the state is Bath, incorporated in 1705.
* North Carolina has 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size and 37,000
miles of fresh water streams.
In the town of Bailey is a unique museum. Known as the Country
Doctor Museum, it is a treasure trove of medical items from the Civil
War as well as other eras. From the tools used to remove Stonewall
Jackson’s Arm to a 1950’s iron lung and about everything
in between. Even those not in the medical field will find this
Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks or the mountain streams
inland. Bring home furniture at huge discounts from the outlet
stores and wander through one of America’s castles, the Biltmore. Just
don’t miss North Carolina.
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