History of North Carolina

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History of North Carolina

First Govener- Edward Hyde

Founded ByVirginia Colonists

Colonial Period

Founded in 1653

Interesting FactsNamed after King Charles The FirstBecame a state on November 21, 1789Landscape includes costal plains, mountain ranges, and plateausTar Heel State

Major CityRaleigh

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The first settlement to ever occur in North Carolina was in 1587. Later, North Carolina was founded in 1653 by Virginia Colonists. It was then named North Carolina because "Carolina is derived from the Latin name Carolus, translated as "Charles." "


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