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Famous People From North Carolina

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List of famous people from North Carolina, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in North Carolina, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from North Carolina you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in North Carolina, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

With people ranging from Richard H. Cardwell to Furman Bisher, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from North Carolina?" or "Which celebrities were born in North Carolina?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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