Grantham, North Carolina

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Grantham is an unincorporated community in southwestern Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. Located southwest of the county seat, Goldsboro, it is located on U.S. Route 13 between Goldsboro and Newton Grove to the south. It is a small, close-knit community that has a large agricultural industry.

Grantham has one school including grades K-8. The mascot is the Bulldogs and the colors are green and white. There was formerly a Grantham High School, but it no longer exists. Currently, a new middle school is being constructed. Grantham is one of three feeder schools to Southern Wayne High School in nearby Dudley.

The town has one stop light that was recently put in after numerous years of being a flashing yellow light.

It has a grass field airport Cox-Grantham airfield with call sign 6nc0.

The elevation is 157 feet above sea level.

The town itself is dry, with three gas stations being the main commerce areas. Grantham Store, Danny's and The Friendly Mart. There is also a fire department, rescue squad, doctor's office, hardware store, bank, in addition to many family farms.

The main churches are: Falling Creek Baptist, Falling Creek Methodist, Selah Christian, Eureka Christian, Jordan's Chapel Baptist, Church of God of Prophecy, and many more.

Map of Wayne County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

In addition to the Grantham family settling the area originally, other families included: Pipkin, Bizzell, Hood, Cox, Herring, Bradshaw, Jernigan, Kelly, Cogdell, Perkins, Stevens, Warrick, Laws, Parker, Kennedy, Whitfield, Britt, Sutton, Blackman, Rose, Sasser, Brown, McCullen, Mozingo, Ingram, Thornton, Keen, Jordan, Jinnette, Best, Porter, and Williams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Wayne County p. 75

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grantham, North Carolina

Template:History of Wayne County, NC Wayne County Historical Association

Coordinates: 35°17′50″N 78°09′49″W / 35.29722°N 78.16361°W / 35.29722; -78.16361