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Cool Sounding Places

Posted June 5, 2008

Mind over matter today.  As we enter what will surely be a tortuous heat wave I thought it would be nice to think of cool sounding places.  I kick things off with five places including some factoids on each location.  Please feel free to add to the list.

Snow Camp, NC (Alamance County)

-British soldiers camped here in heavy snow (Revolutionary War)
-home of two outdoor drama productions
-Big July 4th celebration planned
-large Quaker population

Snow Hill, NC (Greene County)

-county seat
-named for white sand
-ancient Tuscarora Indian town
-population: 1,500

Cold Mountain, NC (Haywood County)

-title of Charles Frazier’s 1997 novel
-part of Pisgah National Forest
-Shining Rock Wilderness area
-elevation 6,030 feet

Winterville, NC (Pitt County)

-started as cotton and train town
-highest point in Pitt County
-population: 7,6,98
--established in 1880

Winter Park, NC (New Hanover)

-located near Wilmington
-Near UNC Wilmington
-elevation 39 feet
-heavy concentration of churches


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  • carolinamissy Jun 6, 2008

    Buies Creek; Mount Airey;Water Lilly; Waterville

  • Mmaker52 Jun 6, 2008

    ceatman.....Colerain is very cool. Has it's own beach

  • happy Jun 6, 2008

    Emerald Isle - to me that just sounds as if it should be a place in the Caribbean

  • fishnett5977 Jun 5, 2008

    Sorry PrayerGirl, but I live in that area and though the "lights" are really beautiful, we are definitely a part of the "sandhills"! Land around here is really really sandy and that makes it that much hotter. Sometimes I think it hotter here, than it is in Benson!!! Me, what sounds cool is anything with the word "beach", "lake", "river" or "isle" in it!!! Sure hope the hubby gets our little pool up! Gonna need it this weekend for sure! Whew!

  • Celt Jun 5, 2008

    I go curling (the sport, not the hair activity) at the Factory Ice House in Wake Forest. Does that count? :-)

  • blytle Jun 5, 2008

    Someone already said Willow Springs. I was going to use it as well as Holly Springs. Anything with "springs" in it sounds cool to me! Also there is a little crossroads in the mountains called Bat Cave. There is a creek that runs along the road there where there are lots of shade trees. It always looks cool and inviting.

  • ceatman Jun 5, 2008

    How about Colerain. Never been there but it sounds cool.

  • bleslie Jun 5, 2008

    I feel better already! Thanks!

  • cindy234 Jun 5, 2008

    Cool Springs (Iredell Co.)
    Never been, but see the exit signs on I-40 to/from the mountains.

  • eyesblue Jun 5, 2008

    Cooleemee....really. Sound more like a request. In case you're not familiar with the's a wide spot in the road between Salisbury and Mockville, in Davie County. Once well marked by a placed fondly called "Greasy Corner". The intersection of Hwy 801 and Hwy 601 had a "filling station" on every corner. Back then you gased up or got repairs the "greasy" part.




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