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Midway, North Carolina

Town of Midway
Town
Official seal of Town of Midway
Seal
Nickname(s): Gateway To Davidson County
Location of Midway shown within North Carolina
Location of Midway shown within North Carolina
Coordinates:
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Davidson
Incorporated June 29, 2006
Government
 • Mayor George Byrum
Elevation 890 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,679
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 27107, 27127, 27295
Area code(s) 336
Website www.townofmidwaync-gov.net
The town was named for position between Winston-Salem and Lexington.
Midway welcoming sign during construction on Old U.S. Hwy 52.

Midway is an incorporated town in Davidson County, North Carolina located within a township of the same name. Midway is situated approximately 890 feet (270 m) above sea level, and as of 2010, has a population of 4,679. Midway is part of the Piedmont Triad region and is neighbored by the communities of Arcadia, Welcome, and Wallburg. Every autumn, the town hosts the Midway Christmas Parade in celebration of the coming Christmas season.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Etymology 2
  • Post office 3
  • Incorporation 4
  • Education 5
  • Notable people 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Bethany Reformed and Lutheran Church Cemetery and the Hamilton Everhart Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Etymology

The town of Midway derives its name from its relative geographic location, "midway" between the cities of Winston-Salem and Lexington. Urban sprawl and annexation by the city of Winston-Salem has muddled the logical apparency of the town's name since the city limits of Winston-Salem now share a border with Midway while Lexington's nearest border is seven miles (11 km) away. Originally, the community which now forms the center of modern Midway was founded as Eller when the Eller train depot was constructed, labeled as such after members of the Eller family which resided nearby. Until incorporation in 2006, many maps still marked the area as Eller, despite disuse of the name over time by the public, local media, and local establishments. Eller was founded by George Washington Eller. The Eller family still owns land in Midway.

Post office

The town of Midway does not currently have a post office, nor a zip code to its name. Rather than being within the town limits, the post office with the Midway, North Carolina, designation is found in a small community of the same name in Rockingham County, North Carolina, five miles (8 km) southwest of Reidsville. As a result, most residents of the town either use Winston-Salem or Lexington city names for mailing via the United States Postal Service.

Incorporation

The community sought Davidson County School System. The school feeds into North Davidson Middle (grades 6-8) and North Davidson High (grades 9-12), both located in neighboring Welcome.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  

External links

  • Town of Midway
  • Midway Elementary School
  • Midway Town Charter
  • The Dispatch - Midway incorporation effort clears final committee hurdle
  • The Dispatch - Midway is finally a town
  • The Dispatch - New era begins in Midway
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