Do you know where North Carolina gets its name? It is named after King Charles 1 of England, ‘Carolus.’ The state is among the highest producers of raw materials, including furniture, tobacco, textile, and bricks in the United States. North Carolina’s state vegetable is the sweet potato. Additionally, it home to Biltmore Estate which is the most substantial private house in the US. George Washington Vanderbilt built the architecture in the 19th century, and it contains 250 rooms. North Carolina tourism is growing steadily, despite the economic recession of the 2000s. According to the 2009 Division of Tourism, Firm, and Sport, Development report, the state ranks sixth highest in travel volumes among other US states. Whether a wilderness lover or a skier, you can select a destination from the three mountains, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and the Black Mountains.