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HISTORY OF MAYBERRY

     The town of Mayberry is located in North Carolina. Upon entering the city limits, you will notice the town slogan "Welcome to Mayberry, The Friendly Town".
     Located in the Northeast corner of the state, Mayberry is the county seat of Mayberry County.
     With an Elevation of 671 feet, Mayberry has a population of a little less than 2,000 in the early 1960's and as many as 5,360 according to the train depot sign.
      Because of the abundance of lovely flower gardens, Mayberry has earned the nickname "Garden City of the State".
      One notable town landmark is the big old oak tree in the middle of town. (Andy recalls, "Many's the time I've climbed up this old oak tree when I was a yung un'.") On the town square there is a cannon(with the initials T.R. scratched on it-the handy work of Tracy Rupert, not Teddy Roosevelt) whose muzzle was busted after it misfired one 4th of July.


THINGS TO DO OR SEE IN MAYBERRY

The social event of the year is the Founders' Day. The agenda includes, a street dance, booths, white elephant sales, a pie-eating contest, free watermelons, and a parade in which the mayor's wife will ride out on a horse and sing "opera stuff".

Mayberry boast a Volunteer Fire Brigade, a Public Emergency Committee, the Mayberry Civic League, a Chamber of Commerce, the Mayberry Good Government League, and a Boosters Club.

Mayberry has a Town Library, Department of Public Works, Gas Works, and Water and Power. A County Legal Department, and a County Unemployment Agency.


MORE MAYBERRY FACTS

The town of Mayberry was named after John Mayberry, one of the first settlers in the area and a founding father.
One of the towns earliest heroes was Nathan Tibbs, an ancestor of Otis Cambell, who marched 8 miles through snow to set fire to Mayberry Bridge during the Revolutionary War.
The most notable event in Mayberry history is the Battle of Mayberry, described as "that glorious battle" and "a great page in Mayberry's history".


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