Pikeville, North Carolina

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Pikeville is a town in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 704 at the 2008 census. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is notable on a somewhat obscure level as being the home of Collier Motors, the last known American Motors dealership left in existence. It is the home of Nahunta Pork Center, a butcher shop claiming to be the largest all-pork retailer in the eastern United States.

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Geography

Pikeville is located at 35°29′56″N 77°59′10″W / 35.49889°N 77.98611°W / 35.49889; -77.98611 (35.498829, -77.986114)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

History

Early history

Torhunta was a large Native American farming community in present-day northern Wayne county before settlers destroyed it during the Tuscarora War. The Native Americans left North Carolina and returned to their home in New York where they became members of the Iroquois Nation. After the Native Americans left the area, there was an influx of settlers who came into the rich Neuse River lands and began to clear plantations. Many of these settlers were of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.

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