“Log Pond,” North Carolina

Main Street in Log Pond, North Carolina

Main Street in “Log Pond,” North Carolina

My small town of Apex, North Carolina used to be called “Log Pond.” The photograph above is taken down the central Salem Street, the low spot in the road in the foreground apparently the site of the former pond. According to the town historians Warren and Toby Holleman, authors of Pluck, Perseverance and Paint: Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941, it served as the water replentishment for steam trains on the line parallel to the street just a hundred feet to the left.

Train Depot in Log Pond, North Carolina

Train Depot in “Log Pond,” North Carolina

The depot building still stands today, both as a landmark and the town Visitor’s center and Chamber of Commerce.

Read more in Apex’s Log Pond, the original article published in Cary Magazine.

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