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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 10 North Carolina Towns

Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how they form meaning. It’s a very interesting subject once you dive into it and see the spiderwebs of history with just one simple word. In North Carolina, we have several peculiar town names, so many that I’ve done two articles on the subject. But although we can discuss the strangeness of a town name, it’s sometimes more interesting to discuss where it came from. Want to dive into history a bit? Learn the history of these 10 town names.

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Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com