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Hometown Hello: Towns named after feet

Posted August 30, 2011 9:58 a.m. EDT

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.


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


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


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.


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