Counties 100 North Carolina has counties. Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Chowan Clay Cleveland Columbus Craven Cumberland Currituck Dare Davidson Davie Duplin Durham Edgecombe Forsyth Franklin GastonGates Graham Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hoke Hyde Iredell Jackson Johnston JonesLee Lenoir Lincoln McDowell Macon Madison Martin Mecklenburg Mitchell Montgomery Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange Pamlico Pasquotank Pender Perquimans Person Pitt PolkRandolph Richmond Robeson Rockingham Rowan Rutherford Sampson Scotland Stanly Stokes Surry Swain Transylvania Tyrrell Union Vance Wake Warren Washington Watauga WayneWilkes Wilson Yadkin Yancey Source: Local Government in North Carolina, Second Edition – Chapter 3, North Carolina Counties.
Capital and Location The capital of North Carolina is and it’s located in County. Raleigh Wake Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh,_North_Carolina
Symbols North Carolina’s flower is: North Carolina’s bird is: North Carolina’s colors are: North Carolina’s motto is: The dogwood The cardinal BlueandRed Esse Quam Videri Resource: State Library of North Carolina Information Services Branch
Natural Resources Air Coast/Fisheries Farming Forestry Open Space Water Wetlands Source: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resource
Native American Tribes Cherokee: The Cherokee Indians were located in Western North Carolina, as well as the surrounding states. Their language as three different dialects and they were broken up into three clans. Hatteras: The Hatteras Indians lived on the coast of North Carolina. They can trace some of their ancestors to Caucasian descent. They only had approximately 80 inhabitants in their village. Waxhaw: The Waxhaw Indian’s lived in Union and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina. They had two tribes about ten miles apart from each other. Resource: North Carolina Indian Tribes
Geographical Regions Mountains-The Appalachian Mountains run through the Western part of the state. They include the Great Smokey Mountains and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountains are full of forests, and some areas can get over 30 inches of snow in one year! Piedmont- The piedmont covers almost one half of the state. It’s full of big cities, and a lot of universities. There are also a lot of textile factories, tobacco farms, and a lot of historical sites. Coastal Plain- The coastal plains is home to many popular beaches. Aside from it’s tourist appeal, it also houses wetlands and many important animals that live there that contribute greatly to our ecosystem. Source: visitnc.com: North Carolina’s Three Distinct Regions
Lighthouses North Carolina has seven famous lighthouses. Resource: Carolina Lights: North Carolina Lighthouses
The Lost Colony The Lost Colony was a settlement established to put a permanent English Colony in present day North Carolina. Between the years of 1585 and 1587 the colony was established, but all of it’s inhabitants mysteriously disappeared. You will learn more about the Lost Colony from your classmates presentations. Resource: thecoastalguide.com The Lost Colony