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Why is our neighborhood called The Holy Fountain Society?

Ken Little

Q. We live in a neighborhood in North Wilmington called The Holy Fountain Society. What is the history of this name?

A. The Holy Fountain Society is, or was, a religious institution (or church) that held the property, said Joseph Sheppard, library associate in the Local History, Rare Books & Manuscripts section of New Hanover County Public Library.

It’s also possible the Holy Fountain Society may be a fraternal organization like the Elks or Kiwanis clubs, Sheppard added.

The Holy Fountain Society may have dissolved or moved away, but trustees held the land according to a recent property transaction in the New Hanover County Registry, recorded in Book 5273, Page 55.

The Holy Fountain Society land was along Creekwood Road.

If readers have any more information about The Holy Fountain Society, let us know in the Comments section below.


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