Jason, North Carolina

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Jason, North Carolina is a small unincorporated community in eastern North Carolina in Greene County. Incorporated in 1885, Jason is an agricultural based community with town water system and volunteer fire service. Jason is located roughly halfway between Snow Hill and LaGrange on Highway 903. First named Aloc meaning "leave alone" by the Tuscarora Indian tribe, Jason was settled by the Hardy, Mewborn, Aldridge and Kearney families. Once a prospering town with a furniture store, post office, and general store, you could buy your groceries, send a letter, purchase alcohol, and be placed in jail all in the same building. There was also a cotton mill on the north side of town which was one of the first in Greene County.

The Benjamin W. Best House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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Coordinates: 35°22′53″N 77°46′27″W / 35.38139°N 77.77417°W / 35.38139; -77.77417