Climax, North Carolina

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Climax, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
A view from the center of Climax, looking west on NC Highway 62
A view from the center of Climax, looking west on NC Highway 62
Climax is located in North Carolina
Climax
Climax
Climax is located in the US
Climax
Climax
Coordinates: 35°54′41″N 79°43′4″W / 35.91139°N 79.71778°W / 35.91139; -79.71778Coordinates: 35°54′41″N 79°43′4″W / 35.91139°N 79.71778°W / 35.91139; -79.71778
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford , Randolph
Elevation 802 ft (244 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27233
GNIS feature ID 983287[1]

Climax is an unincorporated community on the border of Guilford County and Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. Its ZIP code is 27233. The center of the community is in Fentress Township in Guilford County, but development with Climax mailing addresses extends south into Providence Township in Randolph County. The community is located along North Carolina Highway 62 west of its junction with the U.S. Highway 421 freeway. North Carolina Highway 22 leads south from NC 62 in the east part of Climax into Randolph County. Climax is just south of the town of Pleasant Garden.

The community is home to the Hobson Cricket Grounds, where teams from the Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference compete.[2] A small general aviation airport (Southeast Greensboro) is located in Climax, and the community was home to one of J.P. Morgan's quail hunting clubs known as the Climax Corporation.

History[edit]

A post office called "Climax" has been in operation since 1891.[3] The community was named for being located at a high point along the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climax". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Simunovich, Peter (March 24, 2009). "USA's Best Cricket Grounds - The Hobson Field, North Carolina - Dreamcricket News". Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Guilford County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Bowden, Barry (Aug 28, 1986). "State Filled With Strange Town Names". The Dispatch. p. 25. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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