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North Carolina State Name Origin:

King Charles I - click to see all state name origins
1636 portrait of King Charles I in robes of state
(public domain image on Wikipedia). See All State Name Origins.

North Carolina - click to see all state name origins

What does North Carolina mean? Carolina is taken from the Latin word for Charles (Carolus), honoring King Charles I of England (who made the original land grant in 1629). North Carolina was formed in 1729 when the Carolina colony was divided in two. North Carolina became the 12th state in November of 1789 (see statehood order).

North Carolina map - click to see all state name origins
North Carolina Geology and Topography Map: USGS.
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North Carolina USA - click to see all state name origins
North Carolina USA. See All State Name Origins.
Source:
North Carolina Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Explore the States - North Carolina: America's Library
Links:
North Carolina History: NC State Library
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North Carolina Symbols & Icons

mammal - dog
bird - reptile
flower - plant
insect - shell
horse - fish 1 - 2
tree 1 - 2
wildflower - soil
rock - stone
fruit - vegetable
berries: red blue

flag - seal
quarter - motto
colors- language
name - nickname
pottery - boat
song - theater
dance 1 - 2
tartan - beverage
academy
festivals - toast
 

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