Horneytown, North Carolina

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Horneytown, North Carolina
Horneytown is located in North Carolina
Horneytown is located in the United States
Coordinates: 36°01′10″N 80°03′36″W / 36.01944°N 80.06000°W / 36.01944; -80.06000Coordinates: 36°01′10″N 80°03′36″W / 36.01944°N 80.06000°W / 36.01944; -80.06000
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
912 ft (278 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)336
GNIS feature ID987072[1]

Horneytown is an unincorporated community in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Horneytown is 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of High Point.

Horneytown was named for the Horney family of early settlers.[2] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[3][4]

Fire protection services in Horneytown and the surrounding area is provided by the Horneytown Fire Department, a volunteer fire department established in 1958.[5][6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Horneytown, North Carolina
  2. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. p. 101.
  3. ^ "13 Town Names We Can't Stop Laughing Over". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 13 July 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Don Voorhees (4 October 2011). The Super Book of Useless Information: The Most Powerfully Unnecessary Things You Never Need to Know. Penguin Group US. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-101-54513-3.
  5. ^ "History". Horneytown Fire Department. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Horneytown Fire Department". Firedepartment.net. Retrieved 7 August 2014.