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Small towns

Posted March 30, 2011

What are the smallest communities in North Carolina? Now, I’m not talking about geographical size or population. The issue today is which towns or communities have the fewest letters? In Wake County Cary and Apex come to mind but those towns have four letters. Can you think of any with just three? Here’s a partial list:

Ash, Ela, Elf, Few, Fig, Fry, Gap and Gin. Can you think of any others? We’re restricting the list to one word names. Thus, Bat Cave would not qualify.

Are there any two letter town names across the Old North State?

In researching this question I came up with two short names that made me chuckle – Brief and Quick! 


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  • justbcauz Mar 31, 2011

    Bly (Ashe Co), Joe (Madison Co), Joy (Burke Co), Rex (Robeson Co)

  • 3stoogesfan Mar 30, 2011

    Thanks Bill. I did a little homework.

  • mcatfan Mar 30, 2011

    Elk in Wilkes County

  • bleslie Mar 30, 2011

    3stoogesfan really is a wise guy!

  • 3stoogesfan Mar 30, 2011

    Aho (Watauga Co), Ita (Halifax Co.), Ola (Haywood Co.), Ivy Madison Co.), U-No (Henderson Co.), Eno (Orange Co.), Ren Washington Co.), Gay (Jackson Co.), Ora (Cleveland Co.), and Cid (Davidson Co.)

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