The town of Winterville NC was incorporated in 1897. At that time it was thought to be the "highest point in the county". It was also a well known fact that this area had excellent mineral water and thought to be good for all types of ailments. Winterville was also the first town in Pitt County to have electricity. The use of electricity was limited to evenings only when ironing was done and children did their homework. Households were limited to 25-watt bulbs and charges were based on the number of bulbs a household had. Therefore, some families only used one light bulb and carried it from room to room.
With the availability of electricity, the town quickly gained businesses. Some of the first were: Winterville Cotton Oil Co., Mrs. Braxton's Millinery Shop, a cigar factory, a drug store, automobile dealership introducing the Reo. Others followed including: Beddard's Store, A-.W. Ange & Co., Queenie's Beauty Shop, Weatherington's Market and The Dixie Queen which is still a very popular restaurant featuring fresh local seafood.
Winterville, over the years has gained popularity with it's quaint and friendly small town atmosphere. With a population of around 10,000 and growing, the town still has the feel of a small town. Families take to the area with it's many subdivisions and convenience to shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. Popular subdivisions in the area include: Ashley Meadows, Barefoot Landing, Canterbury, Cedar Ridge, Charleston Village, Coopers Pointe, Davencroft Village, Irish Creek, Quarterpath Village, Waterford and Windsor, just to name a few. You will not want to miss our new home construction coming soon to Cooper's Pointe!
Winterville is also home to the annual Watermelon Festival, in late August. This gala event folks draws folks from miles away looking forward to attending. This fun for all festival features: Amusement rides, craft shows, food vendors, concerts, contest of all kinds. Be sure to check out the Watermelonfest Website for the line-up of this year's fun and excitement!
As you can see the town of Winterville has much to offer families searching for their next home offering selections to fit every price range. Please call me today to explore you next home in Winterville, NC. Thank you! Gail Hanlon, Broker/Realtor 252-916-9266.
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