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Small towns

Posted March 30, 2011 11:07 a.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2011 11:51 a.m. EDT

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!