Anderson Creek, North Carolina
Anderson Creek is an unincorporated community located in the Anderson Creek Township of Harnett County, North Carolina. Notable landmarks near here include Anderson Creek Primary School, Anderson Creek Plaza, Overhills High School, Overhills Middle School, Overhills Elementary School, and the most notable landmark is the Anderson Creek Golf Club. It is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
Anderson Creek is located approximately 7 Miles to the North Of Spring Lake/Pope/Ft. Bragg, NC.
Current talks are in place on incorporating Anderson Creek as a town, which would entail a post office being stationed in the community. Currently most Anderson Creek residents have Spring Lake addresses with the zip code 28390. Anderson Creek is serviced by the Harnett County Sheriff's department for law enforcement and Anderson Creek Emergency Services for fire and emergency services. Anderson Creek is a strong rural community that has a lot of potential and is currently growing at a very rapid rate.
- Land area: 66.4 sq mi (172 km2)
- Water area: 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
- Population: 11,216 (48% urban, 52% rural)
- Males: 5,646 (50.3%)
- Females: 5,570 (49.7%)
Anderson Creek is a fast-growing community. Increased rapid growth of the community can be attributed to the increase of Military at nearby Ft. Bragg, as well as the Davis Love III. created golf course "Anderson Creek Club". Just recently at the intersection of Ray and Overhill's roads a shopping center was added. The Anderson Creek Shopping Center comprises a Food Lion, China Star Chinese takeout, Domino's Pizza, Family Dollar, and a Citi Nails nail salon. The Movie Gallery location is now a Fit 4 Life Health Club. The Tigers Pizza and Subs restaurant has moved to a new location near Hwy 210 and Manchester road in neighboring Cumberland County.
The Anderson Creek Plaza includes a McDonald's restaurant, Subway restaurant, a Tobacco Station, a dry-cleaners (Monarch Cleaners), and the Anderson Creek Pharmacy.
The state of North Carolina's Department of Transportation is currently planning road expansion along Ray Road, and as a result the Short Stop Convenience Store & Gas station has closed, and the State Farm Insurance Company office as well as a barber shop have moved to the Anderson Creek Plaza from a nearby location on Ray Road.
- South Harnett Elementary
- Anderson Creek Primary
- Overhills High
- Overhills Middle
- Overhills Elementary
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If someone had lived here previously and has moved back or come to visit, there are so many changes that have taken place. Old stores and landmarks are being torn down to make way for all the new growth. It is sad to see this happen to your hometown.