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The nation's two largest political parties share their names with two North Carolina communities, Democrat in Buncombe County and Republican in Bertie County. While one expects Democrat to be full of Democrats, it doesn't work that way in Republican, which is also full of Democrats. Of the 859 voters there, only 54 are registered Republicans. Tomlin recounts interesting anecdotes about the towns.
One of the most unusual town names in the state is Democrat, located in Buncombe County on the Big Ivy River. It's a rural community with a few churches, a post office, a filling station, a country store, and several dozen dwellings. The Carter Mill, built in 1800 by Solomon Carter, is still in operation and still family-owned.