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    Hudson
    NC
    Hudsonville came into being in 1880. The “-ville” was dropped around1889 because much of the mail addressed to Hudsonville was inadvertently mailed to Hendersonville.
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    Washington
    NC
    Washington is proud to have been the first city in America to be named for General George Washington, the future first president of the United States.
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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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    Rutherford College
    NC
    Though originally named Excelsior, Rutherford College is now named for the college that was located here years ago.
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    Albemarle
    NC
    Albemarle is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, who was one of the eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II.
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    Chapel Hill
    NC
    When the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first state university in 1793, they also named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site.
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    Dillsboro
    NC
    Dillsboro has been a tourist town since 1886 when visitors began to arrive by train and spend several weeks. It is often stated that the first summer visitors were the Misses Nellie and Hattie Norfleet of Edenton.
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    Aberdeen
    NC
    Originally named Blue's Crossing, Aberdeen was settled in the 1700s by Scottish emigrants. Aberdeen is the delight of railroad buffs, historians, artists and golfers.
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    Jonesville
    NC
    The Yadkin River separates Jonesville from Elkin. When a covered bridge was built across the river in 1872, it was hailed as the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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    Stedman
    NC
    Stedman Atlantic Coast Line depot has been renovated into a library.

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