Tennessee NORTH CAROLINA Georgia South Carolina Virgina 100 COUNTIES in NORTH CAROLINA! BIGGEST COUNTY IN NC is ROBESON COUNTY at 948.84 square miles SMALLEST COUNTY IN NC is CLAY COUNTY at 221 sq. mi SMALLEST COUNTY BY POPULAITON IN NC is TYRRELL COUNTY at4,247 BIGGEST COUNTY BY POPULATION IN NC is MECKLENBURG COUNTY at 695,454 people! LEE COUNTY’s POPULATION is 58,752 as of 2011…LEE COUNTY is surrounded by CHATHAM, MOORE, and HARNETT COUNTIES
LEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 24,136 houses/homes apartments in LEE 254.96 SQUARE MILES IN LEE COUNTY 227 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE IN LEE COUNTY Races in Lee County, North Carolina: White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.6%) Black Non-Hispanic Alone (19.2%) Hispanic or Latino (15.7%) Two or more races (1.1%) Asian alone (0.9%) Median resident age: 35.9 NC median age: 35.3 Males: 24,213 (49.4%) Females: 24,827 (50.6%)
LEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Crime in 2005 Murders: 0, Rapes: 5, Robberies: 6 , Assaults: 6 , Burglaries: 196, Thefts: 189, Auto thefts: 59 Crime in 2004 Murders: 1, Rapes: 3 , Robberies: 8 , Assaults: 14 , Burglaries: 207 , Thefts: 176 , Auto thefts: 45
LEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TOWNSHIP POPULATIONS BROADWAY 2,015 (2000 census) SANFORD 23,220 (2000 census) POCKET JONESBORO DEEP RIVER CAPE FEAR
UNITED STATES FLAG White signifies purity and innocence (cutting through the RED) Red signifies valor bravery (RED reminds of BRITISH FLAG/RULE) Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which man has always worked 50 stars=50 states (NC is 12th) Stripes are symbolic of rays of light coming from the sun (13 STRIPES = 13 ORIGINAL AMERICAN COLONIES)
NORTH CAROLINA’S STAR NORTH CAROLINA was the TWELFTH STATE to join the UNITED STATES, and therefore, her STAR ON THE US FLAG is the FIRST STAR ON THE LEFT OF THE THIRD ROW of STARS from the top!
NORTH CAROLINA FLAG THE WHITE STAR is taken from the US FLAG (12th STAR), is NC’s STATEHOOD THE N AND THE C ARE “NORTH CAROLINA” MAY 20th, 1775 is for the MECKLENBERG DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, thought to be the FIRST in the colonies against GREAT BRITAIN APRIL 12th, 1776 Is for the HALIFAX RESOLVES which paved the way for a national DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, and gave NC’s delegates the authority to vote FOR independence from GREAT BRITAIN
“TAR HEEL STATE” NORTH CAROLINA’s NICKNAME is “THE TARHEEL STATE” Some say the NICKNAME comes from the fact that one of NORTH CAROLINA’s most important exports in the colonial days was TAR or TURPENTINE taken from PINE TREES Others hold that the nickname comes from the CIVIL WAR when NORTH CAROLINA’s soldiers wouldn’t run from a fight, but stood their ground like they had TAR on their heels, holding them down!
STATE FLOWER--DOGWOOD • The DOGWOOD became the NORTH CAROLINA STATE FLOWER in 1941
STATE TREE—PINE The PINE TREE was designated NORTH CAROLINA’s OFFICIAL TREE in 1963.
STATE BIRD--CARDINAL THE CARDINAL was selected as NORTH CAROLINA’s STATE BIRD in 1943—it is the only REDBIRD which can be seen in NORTH CAROLINA ALL YEAR AROUND! THE CARDINAL is also the STATE BIRD OF ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, OHIO, VIRGINIA, and WEST VIRGINIA
WHY…NORTH CAROLINA? North Carolina was named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is LATIN for Charles)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE MOTTO "Esse Quam Videri" (To Be Rather Than to Seem)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE SONG Carolina! Carolina! Heaven's blessings attend her! While we live we will cherish, protect and defend her; Tho' the scorner may sneer at and witlings defame her, Still our hearts swell with gladness whenever we name her. Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever! Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State! ho' she envies not others, their merited glory, Say whose name stands the foremost, in Liberty's story, Tho' too true to herself e'er to crouch to oppression, Who can yield to just rule a more loyal submission? Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever! Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State! Plain and artless her sons, but whose doors open faster At the knock of a stranger, or the tale of disaster. How like the rudeness of the dear native mountains, With rich ore in their bosoms and life in their fountains. Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever! Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State! And her daughters, the Queen or the forest resembling So graceful, so constant, yet the gentlest breath trembling. And true lightwood at heart, let the match be applied them, How they kindle and flame! Oh! none know but who've tried them. Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever! Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State! hen let all those who love us, love the land that we live in, As happy a region as on this side of heaven, Where plenty and peace, love and joy smile before us, Raise aloud, raise together the heart thrilling chorus. Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever! Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
MAMMAL OF NORTH CAROLINA Grey Squirrel
STATE DOG OF NORTH CAROLINA Plott Hound
STATE SHELL OF NORTH CAROLINA Scotch Bonnet
STATE REPTILE OF NORTH CAROLINA Eastern Box Turtle
STATE FISH OF NORTH CAROLINA Channel Bass
NORTH CAROLINA POPULATION • CALIFORNIA (37,691,912 people) • TEXAS (25,674,681 people) • NEW YORK (19,465,197 people) • FLORIDA (19,057,542 people) • ILLINOIS (12,869,257 people) • PENNSYLVANIA (12,742,886 people) • OHIO (11,544,951 people) • MICHIGAN (9,876,187 people) • GEORGIA (9,815,210 people) • NORTH CAROLINA (9,656,401 people) • NEW JERSEY (8,821,155 people)
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS MICHAEL JORDAN--WILMINGTON
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS CHRIS DAUGHTRY—ROANOKE RAPIDS
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS ANDREW JACKSON—7TH PRESIDENT OF US
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS AVA GARDNER—ACTRESS FROM SMITHFIELD
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS DALE EARNHARDT—RACECAR DRIVER, KANNAPOLIS
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS MAYA ANGELOU—WRITER/TEACHER
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS ROBERTA FLACK—SINGER, BLACK MOUNTAIN
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS SCOTTY McCREERY—SINGER, GARNER
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS DOLLEY MADISON—4th FIRST LADY, PIEDMONT, NC
FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS MEADOWLARK LEMON, WILMINGTON