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Hometown Hello: Towns named after feet

Posted August 30, 2011

Black Ankle

This town in central Randolph County was once a haven for bootleggers during Prohibition. Its name comes from the ashes left in still fires. Towns in Robeson and Cleveland counties also have the same name.

Shoe

This town lies in former moonshine country near North Prong Creek in Wilkes County.

Archdale

The Quakers settled this suburb of High Point in northwestern Randolph County. It's home to a tractor museum.

Tarheel

This farming community in northwest Bladen County is home to the world's largest pork processing plant. The town lies on the Cape Fear River.

Conetoe

This often-mispronounced town in southeastern Edgecombe County is named after a creek. The town was once called Warren's Station.

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