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Misspelled towns

Posted February 16, 2010 9:07 a.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2010 9:13 a.m. EST

What North Carolina towns are often misspelled?

As a child I was so excited to receive my first box of personalized stationery from Uncle Henry. That is,  until I read the address printed on the fine paper. The printer assumed Uncle Henry misspelled the name of my town on the order form. So this is how it looked on the envelope and letterhead:

Bill Leslie
101 N. Anderson Street
Morgantown, NC 28655

Maybe the printer was from West Virginia. I don’t know, but I remember how deeply disappointed I was.

Here are some other N.C. towns and counties that tend to stump people when it comes to spelling:

  • Cullowhee
  • Hillsborough
  • Ramseur
  • Robeson
  • Saxapahaw
  • Watauga
  • Perquimans
  • Pasquotank
  • Creedmoor
  • Fuquay-Varina

What are some other often misspelled towns and counties?