Friendship, Wake County, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 35°41′56″N 78°53′59″W / 35.69889°N 78.89972°W / 35.69889; -78.89972

Friendship (formerly, Jordans) is an unincorporated community in Wake County, North Carolina. It lies at an elevation of 390 feet (119 m).[1]

History[edit]

Friendship was named for a Native American pow wow in the early 20th century[2] in which African-Americans, whites, and Native Americans agreed to live in peace.[3]

Apex Friendship High School is located in the community.[4] The naming of the high school was of some controversy, as local residents wanted to preserve the history of the area while many thought "Friendship" was an inappropriate name for a high school.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GNIS Detail - Friendship". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ a b "New Apex Friendship High opens Monday, bringing 3 schools together". newsobserver. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  3. ^ "Apex Historical Society Glimpses of the Past". www.apexhistoricalsociety.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ "Apex Friendship High / Homepage". www.wcpss.net. Retrieved 2018-04-24.