Setting the Record Straight in Ramoth: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Unlike most of the communities we’ve covered in this series, the community of Ramoth is in reality, no longer. Once … More

On a Staircase in Reems Creek: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

If you grew up in Buncombe County any time after 1960, chances are you took a trip either with your … More

Lost Communities of a Consolidated Jupiter: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

“[Jupiter] received its name in about 1885 or 1888, by Old North McCLean (sic), he being the first post master. His theory for naming the settlement Jupiter was that it is of a very high altitude and from the post office you could gain a very plain view of the Jupiter star that rose in the north east. There was about three or four men present at the time… they agreed and it was called ‘Jupiter Post Office.’”

“We found all in Fellowship” at Flat Creek: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

One of the resources hiding away in the North Carolina Room reference stacks are various church histories and minutes. Most … More