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Creedmoor: A Granville County City With Plenty to Offer Residents!
Although Creedmoor is a small town of just 4,000-plus residents in Granville County, it sure offers a wealth of amenities to its residents!
From its one-time distinction of being the mule capital of the world to its excellent public schools, there’s plenty to be impressed with in this community!
The Beginnings of Creedmoor
This community was originally founded in the late 1880s. Legend has it that the name of the community was derived from an old lexicographer named Mr. Creed Moor, who could often be spotted strolling around town.
The community flourished during the late 1880s, in part because it served as a railroad depot between the Clarksville and Oxford Railroads as well as the Raleigh and Gaston Railroads.
In 1886, Thomas B. Lyon applied to the Postal Department for a post office in Creedmoor and on April 10, 1886, that dream was realized with Samuel C. Lyon becoming the first appointed postmaster there.
After decades of history already on the books, this community was officially incorporated in 1905.
The community particularly flourished during the early 1990s with the tobacco industry. In fact, during that time period, there were four tobacco warehouses built here.
Today, this community is beloved for its small town feel and rich history. In fact, four buildings in the community are on the National Registry of Historical Places.
Mule Capital of the World?
You read that right. After the tobacco era in Creedmoor ended, roughly forty train car loads of mules arrived in the town each year.
The industry flourished, with many local farmers loving the strengths and assets that mules brought to their farm.
By 1940, more than half a million dollars were traded and spent on mules in the area.
Because of this history, it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that the community removed the slogan, “One of the Largest Retail Livestock Markets in North Carolina” from its official letterhead.
Excellent Schools Serving Creedmoor Residents
As previously mentioned, there are some outstanding public schools that serve residents in this community.
In fact, some of the schools that serve students who live here include:
- South Granville High School
- G.C. Hawley Middle School
- Creedmoor Elementary School
There are also a number of outstanding private schools in the area as well.
Fantastic Recreational Amenities You’ll Want to Visit
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the fact that Creedmoor is home to four buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Cannady-Brogden Farm
- James Mangum House
- First National Bank Building
- Obediah Winston Farm
What’s more, Lake Rogers, a 175-acre lake, is also located here. It’s an excellent opportunity for picnicking, fishing, boating and more.
Buy Your Next Home in Creedmoor
If this sounds like the kind of community that would complement your family’s lifestyle well, then please take a moment to contact me, Jim Allen, and my team of Granville County real estate experts, today.
We would love to assist you by answering all of your questions and providing you with some valuable insight on available homes here.
List Your Current Creedmoor Home With Us!
Please also consider reaching out to us if you’re ready to list your current Creedmoor home on them market. We will work diligently to get you the price you want for your property and to sell it in record time.