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    Tobaccoville
    NC
    Tobaccoville was named for a plug chewing tobacco factory owned and operated in the 1870s. The Orrender Tobacco Factory was the principal landmark in the area, and the name "Tobaccoville" was suggested for the post office.
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    Zebulon
    NC
    The Wakelon School Building was built in1909 and was the first school in eastern Wake County. Today it is the Zebulon Municipal Complex.
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    Tabor City
    NC
    Home of Pulitzer Prize winner, W. Horace Carter, founder of the Tabor City Tribune in the 1940s.
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    Denton
    NC
    A sportsman’s paradise, southern Davidson County and Denton are the home to unparalleled fishing and hunting, with its close proximity to High Rock Lake.
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    Mount Holly
    NC
    In 1875, the name of the town of Woodlawn was changed to Mount Holly, after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill that was started that year. The name “Mount Holly” was used in recognition of the famed yarn made at a spinning mill in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
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    New Bern
    NC
    In 1893, New Bern drug store owner Caleb Bradham invented “Brad’s Drink,” a blend of carbonated water, sugar, pepsin, kola nut extract, vanilla and “rare oils.” On August 28, 1898, Caleb renamed his drink “Pepsi-Cola."
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    Jamestown
    NC
    The Oakdale Cotton Mill in Jamestown is the oldest textile mill in continuous operation in the United States.
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    Waynesville
    NC
    The final shots of the Civil War, east of the Mississippi River, were fired near Sulphur Springs, near Waynesville, and General James Martin surrendered honorably on May 9, 1865.
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    Hildebran
    NC
    First known as “Switch,” because of a railroad switch, Hildebran was later named after Solomon Hildebrand, who lived nearby.
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    Shelby
    NC
    Shelby was named as one of the first national and state Main Street communities in 1980.

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