Fun Facts about North Carolina

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  • The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.
  • Cape Hatteras is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved due to erosion problems.
  • The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem.
  • The Venus Fly-Trap is native to Hampstead.
  • Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.
  • The first English child born in America was born in Roanoke in 1587. Her name was Virginia Dare.
  • Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898.
  • James K. Polk, born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was the eleventh President of the United States.