Talk:Chatham County, North Carolina

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  • The Devil's Tramping Grounds is located near Harpers Crossroads near Bennett.
  • Charlie Daniels lived in the Goldston area as a child and graduated from Goldston High School.
  • Chatham County is one of the few school systems in the state to not offer a middle school football program.
  • One of the only cases of a rabid beaver ever attacking a human in the US occurred during a rabies outbreak at Jordan Lake in the mid 1990's.
  • A secret government facility termed by locals as the "Big Hole" was operated north of Pittsboro till around 1996. It was said the site was a virtual concrete city built several stories into the ground. The facility was actually part of the Autovon system operated under government contract by AT&T. The site has reportedly been closed due to the introduction of the Defense Switched Network.
  • The clock currently in the county courthouse was a recent addition added to the courthouse. It was reportedly in the original plans of the courthouse, but for some reason was left out during its original construction.
  • Even though Jordan Lake is held mostly in the county's borders, county residents get very little drinking water from the lake. Most of the water is currently being sold to Cary and areas of eastern Wake County. These contracts have forced the county to purchase water from neighboring counties to guarantee sufficient supply in the county water system.
  • Many people moving to the Research Triangle area choose to live in the county because of lower tax rates compared to neighboring counties.
  • The geographical center of North Carolina is said to be near the Gulf community south of Goldston. This is debated since it is also said the geographical center of the state is in Montgomery County.
  • Frances Bavier (Aunt Bea) of Andy Griffith Show fame lived in Siler City and is buried there.
  • It is rumored that several of the costumes for the movie Titanic were actually purchased from antique stores in Pittsboro.
  • The county is one of the largest (in terms of land size) in the state.
  • Since the county is wedged between the Piedmont Triad and the Research Triangle many residents in the western portion of the county do most of their commerce in the Greensboro area, while those in the eastern portion do most of theirs in the Research Triangle area.
  • Pittsboro was once considered to house the University of North Carolina.
  • The county was once a leading shipper of wild rabbit meat. Around the turn of the century "Chatham Rabbit" was a known delicacy in restaurants as far away as New York.
  • It is rumored that singer Clay Aiken recently built a home in an undisclosed development in the county and lives there full time.

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (talk) 03:44, 20 September 2008 (UTC)