What is it about the South that draws you in so effortlessly? Is it the warm breeze carrying the sweet scent of honeysuckle, the breathtaking views through the Smoky Mountains, the vibrant coast or the historic sites everywhere you turn? No matter what’s calling your name, we’re glad you’re here!
1700’s | Originally one of the 13 colonies, North Carolina became the first state to vote for independence from the British crown during the Continental Congress on May 20, 1775. After the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) the state thrived by becoming a major exporter of tobacco and cotton which boosted the economy and trade of goods.
1800’s | After the completion of the Dismal Swamp Canal in 1805, North Carolina was divided into 60 counties – some date back to 1668! From 1815 to 1850, more than one-third of NC residents migrated to the West in search of a better economy, education and land.
1900’s | On December 17, 1903, a cliff in Kitty Hawk became the sight of the First Flight when brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright manned their self-propelled airplane for a total of 12 seconds. In many states including North Carolina, women were given the right to vote in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed.
2000’s | Raleigh welcomed the grand opening of The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in 2000. This intriguing Museum hosts over 5,000,000 visitors annually! Elizabeth Dole represented North Carolina in the United States Senate in 2002 – she was the first women to do so.
North Carolina, we call it home ❤️