North Carolina

North Carolina Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A
  • Ryan Adams singer, songwriter
  • Clay Aiken singer
  • Tori Amos singer, songwriter
  • Sunshine Anderson singer
  • Ernest Angley evangelist
B
  • Ernest "Ernie" Barnes, Jr. painter, football player, author
  • Fantasia Barrino singer, songwriter, actress
  • Romare Bearden artist, writer
  • Thomas Hart Benton "Old Bullion" statesman
  • William Blount statesman, governor southwest territory
  • Erskine Bowles politician
  • Caleb Bradham inventor pepsi cola
  • Braxton Bragg general confederate army
  • David Brinkley television journalist
  • Curtis "Curt" Brown astronaut
  • Rebecca Bryan wife of daniel boone
  • Eliza Bryant humanitarian
  • Betsy Byars author
  • Robert Byrd politician
C
  • Shirley Caesar singer
  • Fred Chappell author, poet
  • Joey Cheek olympic medalist
  • Richard Childress automobile racer, team owner
  • Kenneth Eric Church singer, songwriter
  • Dwight Clark football player
  • Thomas Clingman politician, general confederate army
  • George Clinton musician
  • Levi Coffin educator, abolitionist, "president" underground railroad
  • Jermaine "J" Lamar Cole singer, record producer
  • John Coltrane saxophonist, composer
  • Howard Cosell television sports journalist
  • Bucky Covington singer
D
  • Charlie Daniels musician
  • Josephus Daniels politician, publisher
  • Virginia Dare first english child born in americas
  • Brad Daugherty basketball player
  • Chris Daughtry singer, songwriter, guitarist
  • Walter Davis basketball player
  • Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany civil rights activist, author, dentist
  • Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany civil rights activist, author, educator
  • Adolph Dial indian rights advocate, politician
  • Thomas Dixon, Jr. playwright, author
  • Elizabeth Hanford Dole politician
  • Charles Duke astronaut
  • James Buchanan Duke industrialist
  • Pamela Duncan author
  • Jermaine Dupri (JD) record producer, rap artist


E

  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. automobile racer
  • Dale Earnhardt, Sr. automobile racer
  • Clyde Edgerton author
  • Jennifer Ehle actress
  • John Ehle author
  • Sam Ervin politician
  • Minnie Evans artist
F
  • Donna Fargo singer, songwriter
  • Roberta Flack singer
  • Richard Morgan "Ric Flair" Fliehr wrestler (born in TN)
  • Ben Folds singer, songwriter
  • John Hope Franklin historian, author
  • Charles Frazier author
  • Henry Frye jurist
  • "Blind Boy" Fuller singer, guitarist
G
  • Roman Gabriel football player
  • Zach Galifianakis comedian, actor, writer
  • Leo Gallagher comedian
  • Ava Gardner actress
  • Richard Jordan Gatling inventor gatling machine gun
  • Alfreda Gerald opera singer
  • Kaye Gibbons author
  • Billy Graham evangelist
  • Kathryn Grayson actress, singer
  • Paul Green playwright
  • Pam Grier actress
  • Andy Griffith actor
H
  • Michael C. Hall actor
  • Anthony Hamilton singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Jeff Hardy wrestler
  • Matt Hardy wrestler
  • Jackee Harry actress
  • Molly Haskell film critic, author
  • Jesse Helms politician
  • Byron Hill songwriter

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North Carolina Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Burlington Alamance 336
Taylorsville Alexander 828
Sparta Alleghany 336
Wadesboro Anson 704
West Jefferson Ashe 336
Newland Avery 828
Washington Beaufort 252
Windsor Bertie 252
Elizabethtown Bladen 910
Leland Brunswick 910
Asheville Buncombe 828
Morganton Burke 828
Concord Cabarrus 704
Lenoir Caldwell 828
Camden Camden 252
Newport Carteret 252
Yanceyville Caswell 336
Hickory Catawba 828
Chapel Hill Chatham 919
Murphy Cherokee 828
Edenton Chowan 252
Hayesville Clay 828
Shelby Cleveland 704
Whiteville Columbus 910
New Bern Craven 252
Fayetteville Cumberland 910
Moyock Currituck 252
Kill Devil Hills Dare 252
Lexington Davidson 336
Mocksville Davie 336
Wallace Duplin 910
Durham Durham 919
Rocky Mount Edgecombe 252
Winston Salem Forsyth 336
Louisburg Franklin 919
Gastonia Gaston 704
Gates Gates 252
Robbinsville Graham 828
Oxford Granville 919
Snow Hill Greene 252
Greensboro Guilford 336
Roanoke Rapids Halifax 252
Dunn Harnett 910
Waynesville Haywood 828
Hendersonville Henderson 828
Ahoskie Hertford 252
Raeford Hoke 910
Engelhard Hyde 252
Mooresville Iredell 704
Sylva Jackson 828
Clayton Johnston 919
Trenton Jones 252
Sanford Lee 336
Kinston Lenoir 252
Lincolnton Lincoln 704
Franklin Macon 828
Marshall Madison 828
Williamston Martin 252
Marion McDowell 828
Charlotte Mecklenburg 704
Spruce Pine Mitchell 828
Troy Montgomery 910
Pinehurst Moore 910
Rocky Mount Nash 252
Wilmington New Hanover 910
Garysburg Northampton 252
Jacksonville Onslow 910
Chapel Hill Orange 919
Bayboro Pamlico 252
Elizabeth City Pasquotank 252
Hampstead Pender 910
Hertford Perquimans 252
Roxboro Person 336
Greenville Pitt 252
Tryon Polk 828
Asheboro Randolph 336
Rockingham Richmond 910
Lumberton Robeson 910
Reidsville Rockingham 336
Salisbury Rowan 704
Forest City Rutherford 828
Clinton Sampson 910
Laurinburg Scotland 910
Albemarle Stanly 704
King Stokes 336
Mount Airy Surry 336
Bryson City Swain 828
Brevard Transylvania 828
Columbia Tyrrell 252
Monroe Union 704
Henderson Vance 252
Raleigh Wake 919
Cary Wake 919
Warrenton Warren 252
Plymouth Washington 252
Boone Watauga 828
Goldsboro Wayne 919
North Wilkesboro Wilkes 336
Wilson Wilson 252
Yadkinville Yadkin 336
Burnsville Yancey 828