BEST Places to Picnic in North Carolina
NC - The
first European settlement in North Carolina is the famous Lost Colony of
Roanoke Island that vanished sometime after 1587.
North Carolina is the northern portion of the original
1629 land grant made by England's King Charles I, which was named in his
honor (Carolus is Latin for Charles).
North Carolina joined the Union in 1789 and is the 12th
of the original 13 states. Today, North Carolina is a growing research
center and banking state.
The capital of the "Tar Heel State" is
Raleigh, and the dogwood blossom is the state flower.