The county seat of Rowan County was first called Rowan Court House. It has been called Salisbury since about 1755.1
Rowan County was named in honor of Matthew Rowan who was a prominent leader before the Revolution and who for a short time after the death of Governor Gabriel Johnston was acting governor.1
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The North Carolina State Tree is the Pine Tree.
The Pine Tree is the most abundant tree in North Carolina. In the early days of North Carolina History, the pine tree was used to make turpentine and other naval products.