Apex

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Overview
This quaint, picturesque community has an interesting history. For years it was a rural hamlet with a nearby pond, simply called Log Pond. It later became Apex, and the pond was eventually drained in the name of progress. Apex appeared on the map because of the coalfields in Chatham/Lee County. The coal companies needed to get their coal to Raleigh, and around 1870, the Chatham Railroad was chugging along, right by Log Pond. It officially became Apex with the establishment of a post office. Apex put the railroad to use immediately and shipped lumber, tar, turpentine, and pitch. Early on, Apex passed a few ordinances that some might find in the Wild West, including those dealing with whiskey, gambling, and prostitution. The town suffered two fires in the early 1900s, but its residents persevered, and Apex's small-town charm is still enjoyed today.
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ISBN: 9780738566382
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Local author and historian Sherry Monahan was attracted to Apex because of its charm and interesting history. She has four published books about the Old West and has applied the same tenacity in researching Apex. She interviewed town locals with deep family roots and sifted through dusty archive books to paint Apex's vivid history.
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