The History of North Carolina

Home to presidents, innovators, rebels and heroes, North Carolina has a story worth telling. Not only is North Carolina one of the original thirteen colonies, it has also had a hand in many historical events, from the first flight to the civil rights movement. Today, North Carolina is made up of 100 counties spanning three main geographic regions: the mountains, the piedmont, and the coastal plains. The diversity among its people and regions provides a constant source of different historical and social characteristics. This website, authored by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reveals fascinating facts, trivia, and the hidden stories behind many North Carolina towns and landmarks. Each article provides a unique perspective on our state’s rich past and engaging present, and shows that no one does history quite like North Carolina.

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