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North Carolina’s diverse topography offers some of the most beautiful scenery in America, including the Appalachian mountain range, the Smoky Mountains, the 250-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, the rolling foothills and the natural assets of its coastline and beaches.
The Outer Banks, a 70-mile chain of islands, with its beaches and dunes, offers a unique resource to explore for the whole family.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of North Carolina, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
From tobacco farms, to cotton plantations, to vineyards and big cities including Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Fayetteville, to name just a few, North Carolina is one of the nation’s most alluring vacation spots.
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AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Winston Salem
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: Although hot and humid in summer, especially August and mild temperatures in winter, North Carolina can be visted at most any time of the year. Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit.
North Carolina weather
Climate: North Carolina’s weather is best summarized as being wet in spring, hot and humid in summer, fine in fall and relatively mild in winter.
- Biotionary: Nickname of North Carolina, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Across the state, the climate varies based on elevation, and in the upper reaches of the Piedmont Plateau and the high peaks of the western mountains, temperatures are cooler than coastal areas.
Overall, February is the coldest month with average highs around 55 degrees and lows around 10 degrees. July is the warmest month, with temperature averages ranging from the 70s in the northwest, to the low 90s, central and coastal.
Annual precipitation ( mainly spring and summer rains) averages around 50 inches. Much higher amounts ( including snow) fall in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 63/17 (Feb) 57/14 (March) 65/18 (April) 78/25
May 80/26 (June) 85/29 (July) 90/31 (Aug) 88/31
(Sept) 81/27 (Oct) 74/23 (Nov) 67/19 (Dec) 64/17
Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 41/4 (Feb) 36 /2 (March) 42/5 (April) 53/11
May 58/14 (June) 67/19 (July) 72/22 (August) 73/22
(September) 63/17 (October) 52/11 (November) 46/7 (December) 40/4
High temperature (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 56/13 (February) 53/11 (March) 62/16 (April) 75/23
May 76/24 (June) 84/28 (July) 88/31 (August) 87 /30
(September) 77/24 (October) 67/19 (November) 62/16(December) 57/13
Low Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 38/3 (February) 1/34 (March) 5/43 (April) 51/10
May 53/11 (June) 64/17 (July) 69/20 (August) 70/20
(September) 59/14 (October) 46/8 (November) 42/5 (December) 36/2
Moores Creek National Battlefield
On February 27, 1776, one of the most important battles of the American Revolutionary War took place near Wilmington, North Carolina. American patriots and Scottish loyalists clashed at Moores Creek. The patriots eventually won the battle, which was helped by the recruitment of many more soldiers and new forces.
A group of Scottish soldiers then fought under the leadership of about 80-year-old experienced British officer Donald McLeod. He led into battle about 700 Scottish emigrants from the Highlands, who at the bridge at Moores Creek met a group of about 800 other armed Scottish soldiers who had come from the Atlantic coast. They were commanded by Captain Alan McDonald, husband of the famous English heroine Flora MacDonald. These two groups wanted to fight together against an army of about a thousand patriotic volunteers. They were commanded by Colonels Alexander Lillington and Richard Caswell.
Although the Scots were significantly outnumbered, in the end the Americans managed to defend their homeland mainly thanks to excellent tactics. The US government eventually took over the site and made it a national park in 1926 under the management of the National Park Service. Today, the area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is widely visited by tourists.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail runs for over 330 miles through several US states such as South and North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The trail follows the tracks of the patriot militias that chased British soldiers in the past. The two forces finally clashed in 1780 at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Kings Mountain is the second oldest revolutionary monument in the country. On October 7, 1780, an important battle took place here, the outcome of which had a great influence on the course of the entire American Civil War. American and British soldiers took part in the battle, fighting for independence, but also for loyalty to England.
Kings Mountain National Military Park is a great place for all history and military buffs. In the local museum, you can learn about the course of the battle and see several period items. The park definitely has a lot to offer even nature lovers, as it is interwoven with a number of hiking trails, so you can explore it thoroughly. If anyone is interested, it is possible to stay overnight at a local campsite.
The trail is still being developed, it is maintained and you will find many places of tourist interest on it. Therefore, visitors like to come here, they want to get to know a piece of American history and at the same time enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature. The trail is currently under the protection of the National Park Service.