North Carolina was the 12th state to join the union. It became a state on November 21, 1789.
Capital - Raleigh
Abbreviation - NC
Nickname - Tar Heel State
Motto - "Esse Quam Videri" - To Be Rather Than to Seem
Song - The Old North State
Bird - Cardinal
Flower - Flowering Dogwood
Area - approximately 53,821 square miles
Websites for studying about North Carolina
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about North Carolina
Fun Educational Activities
Information about North Carolina. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on North Carolina
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of North Carolina resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about North Carolina
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in North Carolina
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about North Carolina.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
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