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NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina is a constituent state of the United States of America also known with the nickname of Old North State. It is one of the original 13 states on the Atlantic coast midway. The state boundary extends Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, South Carolina and Georgia to the south and Tennessee to the west.

The flag of North Carolina has got the unsubstantiated reference of the Revolutionary War era from 1775-1783. The inclusion of the flag consists of white background with hornet’s nest along with the indication of the date on which citizens of town of Mecklenburg had proclaimed the independence from Great Britain i.e. “May 20, 1775”.

Before the Civil War (1861-1865) the blue flags with state seal were adopted by the militia troops from North Carolina. Further, on June 22, 1861, the first North Carolina flag was adopted whose stripes and colors were based on the Stars and Bars along with the display of the date of
Secession of North Carolina from the Union i.e. May 20, 1861. The flag design was much referencial to many confederate regimental flags at that time. On March 9, 1885, the present North Carolina flag was established which is pretty much similar to the Civil War-era predecessor designed by General Johnstone Jones. He also served in the Confederate army. On one of the two ribbons, the upper one has date “May 20th,1775” and the one below has date “April 12th,1776” as an indication to reference of Halifax Resolves, the date when the Provincial Congress authorized North Carolina for the announcement in ‘Declaration of Independence’ of the United States.

The flag has got a horizontal red stripe over a white stripe and at hoist, a vertical blue stripe incorporating a white star with initials of the state ‘NC’.