Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, Confederate monument at the North Carolina State Capitol (now removed), houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district
Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, Confederate monument at the North Carolina State Capitol (now removed), houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district
North Carolina State Capitol, c.1861; Governor David S. Reid is in the foreground
Center tile of floor of the Market House which served as a town market until 1906
Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, Confederate monument at the North Carolina State Capitol (now removed), houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district
Liberty Point in Fayetteville, where the "Liberty Point Resolves" were signed in June 1775
Raleigh, North Carolina in 1872
The Cool Spring Tavern, built in 1788, is the oldest structure in Fayetteville. Most earlier structures were destroyed by the "great fire" of 1831.
North Carolina State Treasurers Office in State Capitol, c.1890s
The Confederate arsenal in Fayetteville was destroyed in March 1865 by Union Gen. William T. Sherman during the Civil War.
Fayetteville Street during the 1910s
Children working in the Tolar, Hart and Holt Mills in Fayetteville, 1914. Photo by Lewis Hine.
The Raleigh skyline with crepe myrtle trees in bloom 2017
Entrance sign to Fort Bragg
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in 2018
FORSCOM & USARC headquarters
Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh
Fayetteville becomes the first "Sanctuary for Soldiers".
Warehouses on Martin Street, Raleigh NC
82D Airborne Division 4-mile Run
The towers at North Hills, in Midtown Raleigh.
Hay Street United Methodist Church
Dorton Arena in Raleigh, designed by Matthew Nowicki
Festival Park
Ducks swimming at Durant Nature Reserve in the Fall
The Cape Fear River Trail is designated as part of the East Coast Greenway, a series of urban trails and greenways that will eventually connect from Maine to Key West, Florida.
Light snow in downtown Raleigh along Hillsborough street 2015
One of the downtown side streets with shops and restaurants
Map of racial distribution in Raleigh, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Holmes store
The SECU Daily Planet, part of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center
Hay Street in Downtown Fayetteville
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2008
Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum in the restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot
The Videri Chocolate Factory in the Warehouse District
The historic Fayetteville Amtrak station
The PNC Arena in Raleigh
A college student walks her dog at Lake Johnson in the Fall
Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University
Students walk through the brickyard between classes at North Carolina State University.
Estey Hall on the campus of Shaw University
Main Building on the campus of William Peace University
Raleigh Charter High School main entrance
Raleigh–Durham International Airport
Amtrak's Carolinian, pulling into Raleigh's train station
CAT bus on Hillsborough Street in Downtown Raleigh
Triangle Transit bus

From 1789 to 1794, when Raleigh was being built, the state capital was Fayetteville.

- Raleigh, North Carolina

Fayetteville lost out to the future city of Raleigh in the bid to become the permanent state capital.

- Fayetteville, North Carolina
Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, Confederate monument at the North Carolina State Capitol (now removed), houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district

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North Carolina

State in the Southeastern region of the United States.

State in the Southeastern region of the United States.

Ceremony of Secotan warriors in North Carolina. Watercolour painted by English colonist John White in 1585.
1st Maryland Regiment holding the line at the Battle of Guilford Court House, 1781
Map of the roads and railroads of North Carolina, 1854
Union troops capture Fort Fisher, 1865
Bennett Place historic site in Durham
Segregated drinking fountain during the Jim Crow era in Halifax
First successful flight of the Wright Flyer, near Kitty Hawk, 1903
North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, 2008
Deer in the Eno River as it flows through the Piedmont region of North Carolina
Köppen climate types of North Carolina
Cullasaja Falls in Macon County
Graveyard Fields in the fall
The Blue Ridge Mountains of the Shining Rock Wilderness Area
North Carolina population density map (2010)
majority-minority counties in North Carolina (2020 Census)
Fiddlin' Bill Hensley, mountain fiddler, Asheville, 1937
2008 Lexington Barbecue Festival
USS North Carolina on permanent display in Wilmington
Troopers of the 82nd Airborne Division training on Fort Bragg, March 2011
Biltmore Estate, Asheville
A lesson at New Kituwah Academy on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina. This bilingual language immersion school, operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, teaches the same curriculum as other state elementary schools
A North Carolina license plate
North Carolina State Legislative Building
John White returns to find the colony abandoned
Map of the coast of Virginia and North Carolina, drawn 1585–1586 by Theodor de Bry, based on map by John White of the Roanoke Colony
Reconstructed royal governor's mansion Tryon Palace in New Bern
3D Topographical Map of North Carolina

Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city.

In mid-century, the state's rural and commercial areas were connected by the construction of a 129 mi wooden plank road, known as a "farmer's railroad", from Fayetteville in the east to Bethania (northwest of Winston-Salem).

Wilmington, North Carolina

Port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

Port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

Mitchell-Anderson House (built 1738)
The Bellamy Mansion draws many tourists annually to downtown.
U.S. Courthouse, the backdrop of Andy Griffith's Matlock television series
U. S. Post Office in downtown Wilmington
Cannon firing at a reenactment of the Battle of Forks Road near the Cameron Art Museum in February 2009
Wilmington National Cemetery has markers dating to the American Revolution and the American Civil War.
Wilmington in 1898
1918 panorama of downtown Wilmington
1918 panorama of Wilmington's waterfront
"Welcome to Wilmington" sign
Cypress Trees in Greenfield Lake
Wilmington theater and banking area
Downtown north
PPD building in Northern downtown Wilmington
Across from the Bellamy Mansion is the First Baptist Church, established in 1808.
Grace United Methodist Church, established in 1797
Barstow, California, distance sign, as seen from I-40 in Wilmington
The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (foreground) carries US 17 Business, US 76 and US 421 across the Cape Fear River
The State Port of Wilmington
Wilmington City Hall, with movie crews filming in July 2012
The Graystone Inn, a bed and breakfast with colonial architecture, is located in downtown Wilmington
Iconic arches on the campus of University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)
The USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial, seen from downtown Wilmington across the Cape Fear River
The Railroad Museum is located behind the Hilton Hotel.
The battleship USS North Carolina from the Wilmington Riverwalk

Plans were developed to build a railroad line from the capital, Raleigh, to Wilmington.

Regular boat lines served Fayetteville, and packet lines traveled to northern ports.

Golden Corral

American restaurant chain which offers an all-you-can-eat buffet and grill.

American restaurant chain which offers an all-you-can-eat buffet and grill.

Golden Corral (since closed and demolished) in Durham, North Carolina in 2008
Golden Corral to-go box, used during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a privately held company headquartered in the U.S. city of Raleigh, North Carolina, with locations in 43 U.S. states.

Golden Corral was incorporated in 1972 and the first Golden Corral Family Steak House opened on January 3, 1973, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The north end of US 401 at I-85

U.S. Route 401

North–south United States highway, a spur of U.S. Route 1, that travels along the Fall Line from Sumter, South Carolina to Interstate 85 near Wise, North Carolina.

North–south United States highway, a spur of U.S. Route 1, that travels along the Fall Line from Sumter, South Carolina to Interstate 85 near Wise, North Carolina.

The north end of US 401 at I-85

In the sandhills region, it connects the cities of Laurinburg, Raeford, and Fayetteville, all three of which have business routes connecting the downtown areas.

In Wake County, US 401 is center-stage again as a major north-south corridor, connecting bedroom communities to downtown Raleigh.