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Founded before the Civil War, the town of Whynot, population 100, has been slow to change. Once a stop along the 129-mile plank-toll road from Fayetteville to Salem (Winston-Salem), it is now home to potters and Lucks Canning Company.
The naming of state sites such as towns, waterways, and mountains is essential as location markers and identity creators, with purposes enlightening and entertaining. A book mentioned by Parker fulfilling these purposes is William Powell’s Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History. Among the discussed town in this book, a professed must for groups such as genealogists, historians, and urban planners are Big Swag, Lizard Lick, and The Frying Pan.