North Carolina: The Tar Heel State

Original, hand-drawn story map and accompanying gifts of North Carolina by renowned Illustrator and Xplorer Maps Co-Founder, Chris Robitaille.

Originally established as one of the Thirteen Colonies in 1729, North Carolina was officially admitted to the Union on November 21st, 1789 becoming our nation’s 12th state. The ancestral home of the Cherokee, North Carolina today is the 9th most populous state and has emerged as one of the nation’s largest banking centers (Charlotte is #2 behind only NYC); an epicenter of higher education; and a tourist destination that rivals anywhere in the country for its variety of recreational opportunities. 

Famous for its moniker “First in Flight” commemorating the Wright Brothers historic flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina boasts an incredible diversity of landscapes. From the Appalachian Mountains in the west (Mount Mitchell at 6684 feet in elevation is the highest peak in North America east of the Mississippi); to the central Piedmont region with its vibrant cities; and continuing on eastward to the Atlantic coastal plains and the sandy shores of the Outer Banks and hundreds of miles of coastline …North Carolina has it all!

North Carolina State Mini-Map by Xplorer Maps. The map features Dry Falls in the Nantahala National Forest, the Outer Banks, a Nascar Hall of Fame, and the USS North Carolina on the coast.
North Carolina State Mini-Map
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$24.99
North Carolina Notecards - Set of 12
North Carolina Notecards - Set of 12
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$49.99
North Carolina Magnet
North Carolina Magnet
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$5.99
North Carolina State Map Wooden Postcard
North Carolina State Map Wooden Postcard
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$5.99
North Carolina State Maps Stickers by Xplorer Maps. Featuring the Great Lakes, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Lansing. The Print also features Nature, animals, ducks, deer, fish, moose lighthouses, wolverines, and the Mackinac Bridge.
North Carolina State Maps Sticker
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$5.99
North Carolina state map kitchen dishtowels in earth tone colors of blues and greens. Featuring Dry Falls in the Nantahala National Forest, the Outer Banks, a Nascar Hall of Fame, and the USS North Carolina on the coast.
North Carolina State Map Kitchen Towels
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$16.99
North Carolina State Map 16 oz Travel bottle in earth tone colors. Featuring Sea birds, butterfly, Blue Ridge Highway, Nascar, bear, and animals.
North Carolina State Map Travel Drinkware
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$29.99
North Carolina State Natural Stone Coasters - Set of 4
North Carolina State Natural Stone Coasters - Set of 4
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$49.99
North Carolina Map Playing cards that features iconic attractions, flora and fauna of that area - Blue Metal Tin
North Carolina State Map Playing Cards
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$14.99