North Carolina Nick Name
The Tar Heel State
The nickname of North Carolina is "The Tar Heel State".

North Carolina got this nickname because tar was one of the state's major products in early years of North Carolina.

There are two contradictory stories about the origin of this nickname. Both stories concern Civil War battles in which North Carolina troops were involved.

Other nicknames of North Carolina:

  • The Old North State
  • The Turpentine State
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