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Horneytown, Forsyth County, N.C.

City, town or village County State Country Elevation
Horneytown Forsyth County North Carolina USA 932 feet (284 meters)

Latitude (DMS format) Longitude (DMS format) Map on which this town can be found
36° 1' 10"N 80° 3' 36"W Kernersville

Horneytown is located in the southeast corner of Forsyth County, to the east of Winston-Salem, and west of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Origin of its unusual name
The tiny community of Horneytown, North Carolina received its decidedly suggestive name from early pioneers -- the Horney family -- who established a business and farm in the area before the Civil War.

Nearby cities and towns:
Thomasville, North Carolina (to the south)
Lexington, North Carolina (to the southwest)
Kernersville, North Carolina (to the north)
High Point, North Carolina (to the southeast)

Time Zone: Horneytown, North Carolina is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Over the years, points of interest in the region have included:
* Oak Hollow Lake (also known as High Point Reservoir)
* High Point University
* Wake Forest University
* The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
* Guilford Courthouse National Military Park near Greensboro
* Bowman Gray Stadium (also known as Bowman-Gray Memorial Stadium) in Winston-Salem

Attractions and recreational opportunities in the area
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, bicycling, tennis and golf are just a few of the many outdoor recreational opportunities that abound in the area. You'll find a number of museums and furniture-related attractions in nearby High Point, the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World."

An old North Carolina saying:
"You have to go through Horneytown to get to High Point, and then on to Climax."


NOTE: Horneytown, North Carolina is frequently misspelled "Horny Town" or occasionally, "Hornytown."


U.S. map showing the location of Horneytown, North Carolina
U.S. map showing the location of Horneytown, North Carolina


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