Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Tar Heel Town Towns

Posted February 23, 2010

North Carolina has quite a few towns that end in “ton.” There’s Morganton, Burlington, Franklinton, Clinton, Allenton, Alton and Arlington to name a few.

But how many North Carolina communities end in "town?" I couldn’t think of that many. Ava Gardner grew up in Grabtown. I once dated a girl from Pfafftown near Winston-Salem. Elizabeth Gardner lived in Jamestown. I once attended a public hearing in Bladen County's Elizabethtown.

What are some other towns that end in town? Please share your knowledge of the Old North State and we will use these names on our Hometown Hello segment on WRAL News on Fox 50 at 7:10 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, can you think of an N.C. town or place that includes a nut? And what about peaceful names such as All Healing Springs and Angel Mountain? We are always seeking new themes for Hometown Hello.

Thanks for your help.


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  • donnaaa Mar 1, 2010

    Jamestown over near Greensboro.

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Do you remember the old saying I think by one of the telephone companies, " I Like Calling North Carolina Home"

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    More Ville's - Tobaccoville, Rolesville, Townsville, Trotville, Unionville, Ormondsville, Scottsville, Wadesville, Stonville, Warrensville, Waterville, Pikeville, Waynesville, Weaverville, Weeksville, Sladesville, Pineville, Whiteville, Whortonsville, Polkville, Wilsonville, Powellsville, Prestonville, Winsteadville, Stanleyville Winterville, Princeville, Proctorville, Statesville, Ransonville, and Zionville

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Ville - Centerville, Cherryville, Ansonville, Ashville, Askewville, Cottonsville, Autryville, Bakersville, Barnardsville, Barnsville, Belville, Beulaville, Dobbersville, Boonville, Brinkleyville Dysartsville, Edneyville, Burnsville, Hollyville, Jacksonville, Jamesville, Farmville, Fayetteville, Johnsonville, Jonesville, Cherryville, Kenansville, Kernersville, Kimesville, Franklinville, Gatesville, Yadkinville, Georgeville, Gibsonville, Lawsonville, Leechville, Glenville, Lewisville, Lilesville, Goodsonville, Linville, Greenville, Lowesville, Hamptonville, Harrellsville, Hayesville, Mpaleville, Margaretsville, Heathsville, Yanceyville, Marshville, Hendersonville, Maysville, McAdenville, McLeansville, Hobbsville, Micaville, Milesville, Huntersville, Millersville, Mocksville, Mooresville, Reepsville, Reidsville, Morrisville, Rheasville, Stocksville, Swepsonville, Worthville, Ridgeville, Taylorsville, Robbinsville, Thomasville, Robersonville, Nashville

  • bleslie Feb 23, 2010

    I think ddefoe has earned a prize for all of this fine work. What would you like - a book - a CD or what?

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Burg - Abbottsburg, Jarvisburg, Laurinburg, Gillburg, Leasburg, Harrisburg, Middleburg, E Laurinburg, Wallburg, Walstonburg, Sharpsburg, Petersburg, Willaimsburg, Stantonsburg

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Creek - Cedar Creek, Avery Creek, Bald Creek, Cove Creek, Bear Creek, Creek, Belews Creek, Cypress Creek, Black Creek, Blounts Creek, Buies Creek, Kings Creek, Grassy Creek, Green Creek, Millers Creek, Town Creek, Sandy Creek, Walnut Creek, Shooting Creek, Piney Creek and South Creek

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Springs - Chalybeate Springs, Connelly Springs, Barium Springs, Boiling Springs, Eagle Springs Jackson Springs, Laurel Springs, Glendale Springs, Lemon Springs, Healing Springs, Holly Springs, Hot Springs, Mill Springs, Mineral Springs, Moores Springs, Red Springs, Mount Vernon Springs, Sandy Springs, Patterson Springs, Seven Springs, Shatley Springs, Spout Springs, Willow Springs, and Rainbow Springs

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Hill - Cedar Hill, Maple Hill, Mars Hill, Merry Hill, Mint Hill, Iron Hill, Chapel Hill, Amity Hill, Bethel Hill, Drum Hill, Jackson Hill, Forrest Hills, Kill Devil Hills, Laurel Hill, Gold Hill. Locust Hill, Red Hill, New Hill, Rose Hill, Oak Hill, Scotts Hill, Pink Hill, Snow Hill, Pleasant Hill, Spring Hill, Pottors Hill, Prospet Hill, and Sugar Hill

  • ddefoe Feb 23, 2010

    Towns in NC with Falls - Cedar Falls, Linville Falls, Granite Falls, High Falls, Moravian Falls




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