Silk Hope, North Carolina

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Silk Hope, in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States, is a farm community centered on a community school,[1] a volunteer fire department, several country churches, and many historical farmsteads. It is evolving into the country home of many who work in Cary, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park.[2] Joe Hackney is a former resident.[3]

According to oral history, the name came from an enterprise to create a silk industry in the early 19th century. No signs remain of the silk ambitions, nor the cotton gin that once stood at the Silk Hope crossroads. Community residents come together each Labor Day to celebrate their heritage at the "Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers Day".[4]

The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival held nearby has attracted more than 4,500 people.[5]

The DeGraffenreidt-Johnson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[6]


  1. ^ "Silk Hope / Homepage". Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
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  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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Coordinates: 35°46′52″N 79°22′12″W / 35.7809740°N 79.3700185°W / 35.7809740; -79.3700185