A GENERAL DIRECTORY
of MOUNT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA
RURAL ROUTES and SUBURBS
J. EDWIN CARTER and A. KYLE SYDNOR
Wilson Special Collections Library,
UNC-Chapel Hill / firstname.lastname@example.org /
In Mount Airy the streets and houses are very irregular.
Since the houses were numbered several years ago, new
streets have been made and the names of old ones have been
changed. Some houses that were numbered on one street
are now on a new street, but they still have the same number.
This will cause a little confusion in the "Street Directory."
We gathered the facts and statistics of which this book is
composed by visiting every home in Mount Airy. and ofttimes
young children had to give us the desired information.
In the rural mail routes we had to follow the carriers and
stop at the houses to get the names in the Directory.
This Directory is primarily for business purposes and we
made no special effort to secure the names of the "floating
population" in and around Mount Airy.
We desire to take this opportunity to thank those who
have given as their support in this undertaking, and those
who have had advertisements inserted in this volume, which
have made its publication possible. We commend their advertisement
and to your consideration.
Mount Airy, North Carolina
In the town and in the township of Mount Airy $80,000.00 is being
spent in the construction of a chain of sand-clay roads.
We have excellent schools — seven hundred children
attended the graded schools last year. From our public
high school boys and girls go to our colleges and universities,
and enter without examinations.
Just outside the corporate limits there is situated the
largest granite quarry in the South. Within the town there
are a number of lame manufacturing enterprises.
The freight receipts paid at this office last year exceeded
One-half Million Dollars. Mount Airy is also one of the
largest tobacco markets in North Carolina. Five million
pounds of leaf tobacco sold last year.
No town the size of Mount Airy in the State has more
handsome business blocks, elegant residences, or beautiful
To those desiring to come to a beautiful, progressive and
hospitable city, Mount Airy's people extend a cordial welcome.
Alphabetical directory 24
Business directory 63
Important suggestions 3
Miscellaneous facts about Mt. Airy C
Office section 71
Rural free delivery routes 73
Street directory 9
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