Ether, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 35°26′23″N 79°47′02″W / 35.43972°N 79.78389°W / 35.43972; -79.78389 Ether is an unincorporated community in the northeastern part of Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States.[1]

A post office called Ether has been in operation since 1888.[2] The community was named for the fact a country physician prescribed ether.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ether, North Carolina
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 45.