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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Cool Sounding Places

Posted June 5, 2008 10:20 a.m. EDT

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