Ether, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 35°26′23″N 79°47′02″W / 35.43972°N 79.78389°W / 35.43972; -79.78389 Ether is an unincorporated community in the northeastern part of Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States.


Ether lies approximately three miles north of the Town of Star and approximately two miles south of the Community of Steeds. The Community of Blackankle is four miles northwest of Ether. Town of Seagrove is about six miles north of Ether.

Ether is located at the crossroads of US 220 (Alt) and State Road 1063 (Hogan Farm Road), while junctioning with State Road 1348 (Cagle Road), State Road 1349 (Ether Road), and State Road 1346 (McBride Lumber Road). The community is located one (1) mile south of Interstate 73 / Interstate 74.

The elevation of the Community of Ether, NC is 617 feet above sea level.

The coordinates of Ether are 35°26′23″N 79°47′02″W / 35.43972°N 79.78389°W / 35.43972; -79.78389 (35.4398606 latitude and -79.7839262 longitude).

Ether's zip code is 27247.

The Community of Ether is about two (2) miles west of Moore County, five (5) miles south of Randolph County, seventeen (17) miles east of Stanly County, and nineteen (19) miles noorth of Richmond County.


Ether was once known as "Freeman's Crossroads".

Ether Today[edit]

Ether is a quiet community with strong family values and friendships. With two churches (White Oak Springs Primitive Baptist Church & Ether United Methodist Church) in the community, religion plays a big part in the everyday living of the people living in the community.

Ether is one of six places in Montgomery County that has a U.S. Post Office.

Ether is home to Tex Racing, a business that supplies NASCAR racing teams and other organized racing leagues with driveline components and other parts used in racing today. Tex Racing was once the home of Terry Labonte, two-time Nascar Winston Cup Champion and one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, which operated out of the Tex Racing shop in Ether.

Floyd's General Store, established in 1910, was closed in 2011 It specialized in grocery products, hardware supplies, and had homemade pizza. It also had gasoline pumps, agriculture feed, novelties, garden seeds. The store closed due to the fact that the economy had slowed, but was also hastened by government holdbacks, i.e.; Dept. of Health, Dept. of Inspection, Chamber of Commerce.