How Did North Carolina Get Its Nickname?

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North Carolina was once called the Old North State, because of it's history. The nickname of the Tarheel State was started in the mid 19th century. The citizens were known as tarboilers. No one is really sure how this came about.
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There are a couple of different explanations offered; one, that during the Revolutionary War, the Tar River had tar poured into it to slow down the British, so the troops got tar
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South Carolina received got its nickname the 'Palmetto State' because of the abundance of a tree called the Sabal Palmetto. Because of this abundance, the Sabal Pametto is also South
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North and South Carolina were named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin
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Because its have sunflower.
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