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North Carolina FIRSTS:

The University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States to open its doors.

The first known miniature golf course was in Fayetteville, NC.

Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.

The first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, was born in Roanoke, NC, in 1587.

Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

Cabarrus County, NC, was the site of America's first gold rush. .

What was probably the first drawbridge built in the U.S. was built over the Cape Fear River.

The first state art museum in the country is located in Raleigh.

The first Pepsi was created and served in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898

The first outdoor drama in America, The Lost Colony, is staged every year in Manteo, NC.

Duplin County, North Carolina is home to the world's largest frying pan!

North Carolina has more paved miles of road than any other state-a total of 78,000 miles.

Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County, one of over 200 waterfalls in North Carolina, is the highest waterfall on the East Coast.

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is the largest private house in the world, with 250 rooms.

Fontana Dam is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States, at 480 feet high.

Grandfather Mountain is home to the nation's highest swinging bridge-one mile high.

The world's smallest daily newspaper is the Tryon Daily Bulletin.

Mount Mitchell is the tallest mountain in the eastern United States.

Kid's Links

City of Concord History

City Organizational Chart

Parks and Recreation

City Coloring Book (Adobe PDF)

Scavenger Hunt

Owlie Winter

Cabarrus County Schools

NC Kids Pages


Ben's Guide to U.S Government