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    Lillington
    NC
    Was named for John Alexander Lillington, an officer from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War who fought in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in 1776 and served as brigadier general in the state militia.
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    Conover
    NC
    Originally called “Wye Town,” Conover began to develop in the mid 1800s as a "Y" intersection of the railroad traversing North Carolina.
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    Liberty
    NC
    Legend has it that during the Revolutionary War, British and Tory prisoners were held captive in a stockade near a crossroads where the town of Liberty was to be. When the prisoners were released at the end of the war, they shouted, “Liberty! Liberty!”
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    Pollocksville
    NC
    The oldest incorporated town in Jones County, having been settled in 1779 and incorporated in 1834 then re-incorporated in 1849.
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    Oxford
    NC
    The Oxford City Hall is the city’s former school building. The Board of Commissioners held its first meeting in the renovated building on Jan. 12, 1993.
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    Valdese
    NC
    The summer outdoor drama “From This Day Forward” honors the 29 Waldensian immigrants who fled religious persecution and settled in what would become Valdese. Their settlement was the largest Waldensian colony in the world outside of Italy.
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    Hertford
    NC
    The bridge on the main highway into Hertford is an “S”-shaped bridge, the only one of its kind in the country.
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    Kill Devil Hills
    NC
    On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright were successful in making four flights at the base of the big hill that is now a part of the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills.
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    Cornelius
    NC
    The damming of the Catawba River in 1963 to create Lake Norman was as influential as the cotton industry to Cornelius’ development and growth.
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    Harrisburg
    NC
    Settled mostly by Scotch-Irish sometime between 1732 and 1765, Harrisburg, still home to families that arrived in the 1700s, came by its name from the Robert Harris family and his descendants.

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