Digging deeper into history, Dome has found a few other notable N.C. women.
Along with the handful of Tar Heels inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the first women elected to various state offices, here are a few more worth noting, courtesy of the N.C. Museum of History.
FIRST ENGLISH CHILD: In 1587, Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the New World.
FIRST PROTEST: The 1774 Edenton Tea Party, in which 51 "patriotic ladies" announced their boycott of East Indian tea taxed by the British, was one of the first political activities by women in the U.S.
FIRST FIRST LADY: In 1809, Guilford County native Dolley Madison became the first First Lady with North Carolina ties when her husband, James, became the fourth president.
FIRST WOMEN'S COLLEGE: In 1838, Greensboro College became the first chartered college for women in North Carolina.
FIRST ATTORNEY: In 1878, Tabitha Ann Holton passed the state bar to become the first licensed female attorney in the South.
FIRST DOCTOR: In 1887, Dr. Annie Lowrie Alexander, originally of Mecklenburg County, became the state's first licensed female doctor.
FIRST TAR HEEL: In 1898, Sallie Walker Stockard became the first woman to graduate from the University of North Carolina.