Did You Know…Famous Inventions from North Carolina

Over the years, North Carolina has been the home to many famous inventions. From overalls to Pepsi-Cola, these inventions have been an important part of many lives across the globe. Read through the many inventions below and click on the link to learn more about famous inventions from North Carolina.

  1. Cheerwine, Salisbury, NC 1917
  2. Vicks VapoRub, Selma, NC 1890
  3. Pepsi-Cola, New Bern, NC 1893
  4. Texas Pete, Winston-Salem, NC 1929
  5. Putt Putt Miniature Golf, Fayetteville, NC 1954
  6. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Winston-Salem, NC 1937
  7. Universal Product Code or Bar Code, Research Triangle Park, NC 1969
  8. Ctr, Alt, Del, Research Triangle Park, NC
  9. The Gatling Gun, Hertford, NC 1861
  10. David “Carbine” Williams, firearms inventor & designer, Cumberland County
  11. Headache Powders, Goody’s, Winston-Salem 1932 and BC Headache Powder, Durham 1906
  12. Overalls, Clinton, NC 1859
  13. “Lady Edison” Beaulah Louise Henry – toys, bobbinless sewing machines, the “photograph” and a vacuum sealed ice cream freezer
  14. Aviation, Kitty Hawk, NC 1903