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When did they renumber the streets on Country Club Road?

Ben Steelman

An old Wilmingtonian, whose family had headed south with the Atlantic Coast Line in 1960, came back for a visit and noticed that his former house, once on the 700 block of Country Club Road, Wilmington [Map this], was now on the 1100 block of Country Club Road, Wilmington [Map this]. The house hadn’t moved, but the street numbers had changed.

It all started in the mid-1960s, according to author and local historian Ann Hewlett Hutteman. (We’re still trying to pin the exact date down.) She knows, because her family lived on Country Club Road at the time, and their house suddenly went from the 800 block to the 1200 block.

The City of Wilmington underwent a massive renumbering at that time, which affected Market Street and at least parts of Forest Hills Drive. So great were the changes, Hutteman remembers, that local hardware stores sold out of metal numbers for the doors or fronts of houses. Her family had to contact relatives in Jacksonville to order some.

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