Sugar Grove, North Carolina

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Sugar Grove
Unincorporated community
Sugar Grove Sign.jpg
Sugar Grove is located in North Carolina
Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°15′28″N 81°47′17″W / 36.25778°N 81.78806°W / 36.25778; -81.78806Coordinates: 36°15′28″N 81°47′17″W / 36.25778°N 81.78806°W / 36.25778; -81.78806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Watauga County
Founded 1837
Elevation 2,677 ft (816 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28679
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1015921[1]

Sugar Grove is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. It is named after the sugar maples that grow in the area.[2] The community is located along US 321, west of Vilas and Boone, along the banks of Cove Creek.

History[edit]

Sugar Grove was founded in 1837, when John Mast opened the Sugar Grove Post Office; that year he reported a revenue of $14.[2] During the Civil War, Company E of the 37th Confederate Regiment was organized September, 1861. Between 1864 and 1865, the home guard battalion of Watauga was stationed at Camp Mast, nearby Sugar Grove. On February 5, 1865, Camp Mast surrendered, by majority vote, after being surrounded at dawn by a battalion of around 100 Union soldiers, led by Captain James Champion, of Indiana; those who voted for surrender were quickly paroled and discharged. In 1915, the first cheese factory in the area was established in Sugar Grove (unknown when closed).[3]

The Cove Creek High School, Ben Farthing Farm, and Ward Family House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sugar Grove, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1939). North Carolina: A Guide to the Old North State. North American Book Dist LLC. ISBN 978-0-403-02182-6. 
  3. ^ Arthur, John Preston (1992). A History of Watauga County, North Carolina. The Overmountain Press. ISBN 978-0-932807-66-3. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.