Loafers Glory, North Carolina

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Loafers Glory
Loafers Glory is located in North Carolina
Loafers Glory
Loafers Glory
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°00′47″N 82°11′14″W / 36.01306°N 82.18722°W / 36.01306; -82.18722Coordinates: 36°00′47″N 82°11′14″W / 36.01306°N 82.18722°W / 36.01306; -82.18722
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyMitchell County
2,313 ft (705 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1021254[1]

Loafers Glory is an unincorporated community in Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States.[1] Located at the intersection of NC 226 and NC 226A, along the banks of the North Toe River; 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of Bakersville.

It was named for the idle, or loafing, men who were a fixture at the town's general store.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Loafers Glory, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Federal Writers Project (1939). North Carolina: A Guide to the Old North State. WPA. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-403-02182-6.
  3. ^ Bowden, Barry (Aug 28, 1986). "State Filled With Strange Town Names". The Dispatch. p. 25. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 76.