50 States
North Carolina's 'The Goodliest Land'
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Sep 22, 2007, 19:46

Do you know where the saying 'The Goodliest Land' came from in reference to the state of North Carolina?


According to The Carolinas Today, in Drummond Point, North Carolina you can see the spot where the first letter was written in the English language in the New World (on shipboard)— in which an explorer described what he was looking at as "the goodliest land under the cope of heaven."

That first written line apparently stuck, and it is now frequently used to describe the state of North Carolina.

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