If you are traveling along US 64 East out of Raleigh, the four lane freeway can get you to a lot of places pretty quickly. The 70 mph highway bypasses a handful of small towns in Eastern Wake, Nash, Edgecome and Martin Counties. Just outside of Wake County, Raleigh and the Triangle is Nash County town of Spring Hope. This small town located on old US 64 has a charming historic district with numerous antique shops and a nearly 120 year old feed store.
|The former Spring Hope Railroad Station now serves as the town library.|
Sykes Seed Store has been in operation in Spring Hope since 1899. It along with antique stores, florists, and other shops are key pieces to a charming downtown core. Since 1971, the town hosts the Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival annually over the first weekend of October. The town also has an annual 5k, Easter Egg Hunt and other events.
|One of the numerous historic homes in Spring Hope.|
|The First Baptist Church in Spring Hope.|
Sources & Links:
- (1) Town of Spring Hope
- (2) Spring Hope Historic District ---LivingPlaces.com
- Spring Hope Enterprise