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Fun Facts About Our State


There are some fun facts you might not know about the state of North Carolina:

• We are home to the highest peak east of the Mississippi: Mt. Mitchell at 6,684 feet.

• We were the first state to establish a state museum of art and a state symphony.

• UNC Chapel Hill is the nation’s oldest state university, being the first to graduate a class.

• We boast having the very first mini-golf course, in Fayetteville.

• The Venus flytrap, native to Hampstead, is only found in North and South Carolina.

• We are the largest sweet potato producer – our official state vegetable.

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