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Interesting facts about North Carolina include that it became the 12th state to join the Union in November of 1789 and that U.S. presidents Andrew Johnson and James Polk came from this state. The state bird is the cardin... More »

North Carolina was the 12th state to be granted statehood in the United States, becoming a state on November 21, 1789, with its capital city being Raleigh. The state beverage is milk, the state bird is the cardinal and t... More »

The town of Murphy, North Carolina, was founded in 1835, and it became the county seat of the newly formed Cherokee County in 1851. As of 2007 census data, the town has an estimated population of 1,613 people, and its el... More »

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North Carolina was the 12th state to be granted statehood in the United States, becoming a state on November 21, 1789, with its capital city being Raleigh. The state beverage is milk, the state bird is the cardinal and t... More »

Candler, North Carolina, is located in Buncombe County, which is in the western part of the state. It is approximately 20 minutes southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, and is approximately 50 minutes from the state's b... More »

The town of Murphy, North Carolina, was founded in 1835, and it became the county seat of the newly formed Cherokee County in 1851. As of 2007 census data, the town has an estimated population of 1,613 people, and its el... More »

North Carolina became the 12th state to enter the United States on Nov. 21, 1789. According to the History Channel, it holds the distinction of being "the first state to instruct its delegates to vote for independence fr... More »