North Carolina Facts and State Photo Gallery

Above: North Carolina Facts: Birkdale Village in Huntersville, about 12 miles north of Charlotte,

is one of North Carolina's most desirable urban communities.


top 10 North Carolina facts

1. The official state flower of North Carolina is the Dogwood.

2. The official state tree of North Carolina is the Pine.

3. The official state bird of North Carolina is the Cardinal.

4. North Carolina has 29 State Parks and one National Park, along with numerous National seashores, National historic sites, and other protected areas. 

5. The state of North Carolina is divided into three geographical regions: Mountains, Heartland, and Coastal.

7. The five largest cities in North Carolina (by population size) are Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, and Winston-Salem, in that order.

8. The sands of Okracoke Island emit a gleaming white glow at night, due to the sand's high phosphorus content.

9. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened in 1795, and was America's first public university.

10. At Kitty Hawk in 1903, the Wright brothers flew in the world's first man-powered flying machine. That's why the state of North Carolina will always be known as "First In Flight."

Below: University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  


public universities in north carolina

Here is a list of all 16 public universities in the state of North Carolina.

  1. Appalachian State University in Boone
  2. East Carolina University in Greenville
  3. Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth
  4. Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville
  5. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro
  6. North Carolina Central University in Durham
  7. North Carolina State University in Raleigh
  8. University of North Carolina at Asheville
  9. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  10. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  11. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  12. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  13. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  14. University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
  15. Western Carolina University in Cullowhee
  16. Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem

Above: Duke University in Durham.


North Carolina state parks

Here's an alphabetical list of all the state parks in North Carolina:

  1. Bay Tree Lake State Park
  2. Cape Hatteras State Park
  3. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
  4. Crowders Mountain State Park
  5. Daniel Boone State Park
  6. Dismal Swamp State Park
  7. Duke Powder State Park
  8. Eno River State Park
  9. Falls Lake State Park
  10. Fort Macon State Park
  11. Goose Creek State Park
  12. Hammocks Beach State Park
  13. Hanging Rock State Park
  14. Jockeys Ridge State Park
  15. Jones Lake State Park
  16. Lake Waccamaw State Park
  17. Merchants Millpond State Park
  18. Morrow Mountain State Park
  19. Mount Jefferson State Park
  20. Mount Mitchell State Park
  21. North Carolina Wildlife Landing
  22. Pettigrew State Park
  23. Pilot Mountain State Park
  24. Raven Rock State Park
  25. Rendezvous Mountain State Park
  26. Singletary Lake State Park
  27. Stone Mountain State Park
  28. Town Creek Indian Mound State Park
  29. William B Umstead State Park

Below: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

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Below: Wild horses roam Corolla Beach.


Above: Linville Gorge.


Above: The homey town of Mount Airy inspired the Andy Griffith Show back in the 60s.


Above: An overcast view of downtown Raleigh. 



Above: Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington. 


Above: The back lit sands of Okracoke Island. 


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