Sugar Grove, North Carolina

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Sugar Grove
Unincorporated community
Sugar Grove Sign.jpg
Sugar Grove is located in North Carolina
Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°15′28″N 81°47′17″W / 36.25778°N 81.78806°W / 36.25778; -81.78806Coordinates: 36°15′28″N 81°47′17″W / 36.25778°N 81.78806°W / 36.25778; -81.78806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Watauga County
Founded 1837
Elevation 2,677 ft (816 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28679
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1015921[1]

Sugar Grove is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. It is named after the sugar maples that grow in the area.[2] The community is located along US 321, west of Vilas and Boone, along the banks of Cove Creek.

History[edit]

Sugar Grove was founded in 1837, when John Mast opened the Sugar Grove Post Office; that year he reported a revenue of $14.[2] During the Civil War, Company E of the 37th Confederate Regiment was organized September, 1861. Between 1864-1865, the home guard battalion of Watauga was stationed at Camp Mast, nearby Sugar Grove. On February 5, 1865, Camp Mast surrendered, by majority vote, after being surrounded at dawn by a battalion of around 100 Union soldiers, led by Captain James Champion, of Indiana; those who voted for surrender were quickly paroled and discharged. In 1915, the first cheese factory in the area was established in Sugar Grove (unknown when closed).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sugar Grove, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1939). North Carolina: A Guide to the Old North State. North American Book Dist LLC. ISBN 978-0-403-02182-6. 
  3. ^ Arthur, John Preston (1992). A History of Watauga County, North Carolina. The Overmountain Press. ISBN 978-0-932807-66-3.