Fig, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 36°27′10″N 81°36′15″W / 36.45278°N 81.60417°W / 36.45278; -81.60417 Fig is an unincorporated community[1] in Ashe County, North Carolina, southwest of Clifton. It lies at an elevation of 2,802 feet (854 m).

History[edit]

A post office called Fig was established in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1969.[2] The community was named for the common fig.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fig, North Carolina
  2. ^ "Ashe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ LIFE. 31 January 1944. p. 57. ISSN 00243019.