Want to ask a question? Click here

What is the history of the name Chair Road in Castle Hayne?

Tim Buckland

You’ve managed to stump quite a few people!

In short, nobody seems to know why, at least not for sure. The New Hanover County planning department didn’t know, so we turned to Joe Shephard, a staff member of the North Carolina room of the New Hanover County library system.

He said the road was known as Cherry Road on a 1939 map. But by the time a map was drawn in 1967, it was known as Chair Road.

Shephard said plenty of speculation holds that the name “had to do with a chair builder out there. But I think that’s just baloney.”

So, in short, it is Chair Road, but why? Even sitting down to try to figure it out doesn’t get you a solid answer on four sturdy legs.

User-contributed question by:
Otis White

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!

Bookmark and Share

Ask a question

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.

Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Your question:

Post a comment

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.

Your comment: