Waves, North Carolina
|Waves, North Carolina|
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina
|• Total||0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Land||0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||5 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||243/sq mi (93.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1023135|
Waves is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. It is on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 134. Waves, along with Rodanthe and Salvo, are part of the settlement of Chicamacomico.
Waves originally formed — along with neighboring Rodanthe and Salvo — a part of the larger settlement of Chicamacomico. Waves was known as "South Rodanthe" until 1939. In this approximate location a low sandy promontory known as Cape Kenrick is shown on colonial era maps associated with Wimble Shoals just offshore.
The northern border of Waves is generally considered to be the ditch that runs under Highway 12 just south of Resort Rodanthe Drive. The southern border, separating Waves and Salvo, is more ambiguous. Long-time residents indicate various "official lines" separating the two. Formerly Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo were each served by their own post office. Today a single post office, located in Salvo, serves the entire community and the former lines that separated the communities have become blurred.
The Waves area is dominated by campgrounds both large and small as well as numerous rental houses. The Bank of the Commonwealth has recently opened a full service branch in Waves.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waves, North Carolina
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Waves CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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