12/31/08 935 W - + 16 - 13 North Carolina Fire Departments in 1972

Here's something interesting. I found a DOI directory of NC fire departments from 1972. Comparing the names to the 2008 directory yields dozens of former FDs and earlier FD names. Corrections are welcome and mistakes are certainly present. I'll update as new information surfaces. We also covered this topic in a prior thread. I'll be incorporating this information onto my web database at a later date. Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

Former Fire Departments / Earlier Fire Department Names in 1972

Alamance County
Elon College FD (Now Elon FD)

Alexander County
Taylorsville FD

Alleghany County
Sparta FD (Now Sparta-Alleghany FD?)

Anson County
Polkton FD

Brunswick County
Long Beach FD
Town Creek FD (Winnebow)

Buncombe County
Biltmore Forest FD (Asheville)
Oteen VA Hospital FD (Asheville)

Burke County
Carbon City FD (Morganton)
Hildibran FD (Connelly Springs) (Now George Hildibran FD)

Cabarrus County
Pitts FD (Harrisburg) (Now part of Concord FD)
Poplar Tent FD (Concord)
Rimertown FD (Concord) (Now Rimer FD?)
Royal Oaks FD (Kannapolis) (Now part of Kannapolis FD)
Winecoff FD (Concord) (Now part of Kannapolis FD)

Camden County
Camden FD

Carteret County
Bogue Banks FD (Salter Path) (Now part of Indian Beach-Salter Path FD)
Cape Carteret FD (Swansboro) (Now Western Carteret FD)
Cedar Point FD (Swansboro)

Catawba County
Fairbrook FD (Hickory) (Now part of Hickory FD)
St. Timothy FD (Conover) (Now part of Conover FD)
Viewmont FD (Hickory) (Now part of Hickory FD)

Clay County
Hayesville FD

Cleveland County
Lattimore FD

Columbus County
Riegelwood FD (Now Acme-Delco Rigelwood FD?)

Craven County
Bridgeton FD (Now part of Tri-Community FD?)
Reelsboro-Olympia FD (New Bern) (Now seperate departments in Pamlico County)

Cumberland County
Bonnie Doone FD (Fayetteville)
Falcon-Godwin FD (Falcon) (Now Godwin-Falcon FD)
LaFayette Village FD (Fayetteville) (Now part of Fayetteville FD)
Lake Rim FD (Fayetteville) (Now part of Fayetteville FD)
Manchester FD (Spring Lake)
Raeford Road FD (Fayetteville)
Yadkin Road FD (Fayetteville)

Dare County
Manteo FD (Now part of Roanoke Island FD)

Davidson County
Ten-A FD (High Point) (Now Hasty FD)

Davie County
Center FD (Mocksville) (Now Davie Center FD?)
Forks of Yadkin FD (Advance) (Now the Fork FD?)

Edgecombe County
Macripine FD (Macclesfield) (Now Macclesfield FD?)

Forsyth County
Forest Hills FD (Winston-Salem)
Mt. Tabor FD (Kernersville) (Now part of Vienna FD)
South Fork FD (Winston-Salem) (Now part of Clemmons FD)
Triangle FD (Winston-Salem)

Gaston County
Catawba Heights FD (Belmont) (Now part of Mount Holly FD)
Chapel Grove FD (Gastonia) (Now part of Crowder's Mountain FD)
South Gastonia FD (Gastonia) (Now part of Crowder's Mountain FD)

Granville County
South Virgilina FD (Virgilina) (Now Virgilina FD?)

Greene County
Contennea FD (Snow Hill) (Now Snow Hill FD?)
Rainbow FD (Hookerton) (Now Hookerton FD?)
Speight's Bridge FD (Walstonburg) (Now Walstonburg FD?)

Guilford County
Battleground FD (Greensboro)
Deep River FD (High Point) (Now part of High Point FD)
Fire District #14 FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Greensboro FD)
Guilford College FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Greensboro FD)
Friedena FD (Gibsonville)
Jamestown FD (Now part of Pinecroft-Sedgefield FD)

Harnett County
Angier FD
Black River FD (Angier) (Both later Angier-Black River FD)

Haywood County
Beaverdam FD (Canton)
Champion Paper FD (Canton)
Hazelwood FD (Now part of Waynesville FD)
Lake Junaluska FD (Now Junaluska FD)
Saunook-Balsom FD (Waynesville) (Now Saunook FD)

Henderson County
Mountain Sanitorium FD (Fletcher)

Jackson County
The Mead Corporation FD (Sylva)
Western Carolina University FD (Cullowhee)

Jones County
Northwest FD (Kinston)

McDowell County
Woodlawn FD (Marion) (Now Woodlawn-Sevier FD)

Mecklenburg County
Cornelius FD (Now Cornelius-Lemley FD)
Derita FD (Charlotte)
Hickory Grove FD (Charlotte) (Now Robinson FD)
Moores Chapel FD (Charlotte)
Oakhurst FD (Charlotte)
Pineview FD (Now Pineville-Morrow FD)
Pinoca FD (Charlotte) (Now part of West Mecklenburg FD)
Sharon FD (Charlotte) (Now Carmel FD)
Statesville Road FD (Charlotte)
Wilkinson Boulevard FD (Charlotte)
Woodlawn FD (Charlotte)

Mitchell County
Grassy Creek FD (Spruce Pine) (Now part of Parkway FD)

Nash County
Stoney Creek FD (Rocky Mount)
New Hanover County
Seagate FD (Wilmington)
South Wilmington FD (Wilmington)
Winter Park FD (Wilmington)

Pamlico County
Bayboro FD
Oriental FD
Reelsboro-Olympia FD (New Bern) (Now seperate departments)

Pender County
Topsail Island FD (Surf City)
Shiloh FD (Watha) (Now Shiloh-Columbia FD)

Pitt County
Stokes FD (Now also known as Carolina Township FD)

Rockingham County
Ayersville FD (Mayoden)

Rowan County
Centenary FD (Mooresville) (Now part of West Rowan FD)
Liberty FD (Salisbury) (Now West Liberty FD?)
Mt. Ulla-Bear Popular FD (Mt. Ulla) (Now part of West Rowan FD)
Rowan Mills FD (Salisbury)
Spencer Shop FD (Spencer)

Rutherford County
Danieltown FD (Forest City) (Now part of Shiloh-Danieltown-Oakland FD.)
Golden Valley FD (Bostic) (Now Cherry Mountain FD.)
Harris FD (Harris)

Sampson County
Vanns FD (Newton Grove) (Now Vann Crossroads FD?)

Scotland County
Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base FD (Laurinburg)
Wagram FD

Stanley County
Locust FD
Norwood Rural FD 
Oakboro City FD 

Stokes County
Pine Hall FD
Westfield FD

Surry County
Surry Central FD (Dobson) (Now Central Surry FD?)

Transylvania County
E.I. Dupont FD (Brevard)
Olin Mathieson FD (Brevard)

Tyrell County
Gum Neck FD (Columbia)

Union County
Marshville FD

Vance County
Epson FD (Henderson)

Wake County
Cary Rural FD (Now part of Western Wake FD)
Fairground FD (Raleigh) (Now part of Western Wake FD)
Fuquay-Varina Rural FD (Now part of Fuquay-Varina FD)
Six Forks Road FD (Raleigh) (Now part of Bay Leaf FD)
Wake Forest Rural FD (Now part of Wake Forest FD)
Wendell Municipal FD
Zebulon Rural FD (Now part of Zebulon FD)

Warren County

Norlina Rural FD
Warrenton Municipal FD

Wayne County
Fork FD (Goldsboro) (Now Rosewood FD)
Hopeville FD (La Grange) (Now New Hope FD)
Pikeville FD (Now Pikeville-Pleasant Grove FD)

Wilkes County
Cricket FD (North Wilkesboro)

Wilson County
Lucama FD
Moyton FD (Stantonsburg) (Now Stantonsburg-Moyton FD)
Saratoga FD

In Duplin County Fountaintown FD was once called Community Fire Department. It changed to Fountaintown in the 80’s.
car3550 - 01/01/09 - 14:39

Mike I’m sorry after looking up something Fountaintown wasn’t started until 1975. Sorry but they did change their name in 1986.
car3550 - 01/01/09 - 14:43

Bogue Banks FD in Carteret County was formed in 1967 from the Salter Path Rescue Squad. In 1981, it renamed itself Salter Path FD. In 2008, SPFD dissolved. Anyone know that story?
Legeros - 01/01/09 - 20:59

I think they became part of the town of Indian Beach.
DJ (Email) - 01/01/09 - 21:45

Yes, the Town of Indian Beach took over the unincorporated community of Salter Path, and when the departments merged, it became Indian Beach-Salter Path Fire Rescue (Carteret County Station 42, Carteret County Squad 42 for EMS).
CJS (Email) - 01/02/09 - 02:34

Mike, In Pitt County Company 23 is still informaly known as Stokes FD, the proper-paper name is Carolina Township FD. The trucks have both names on them and the county dispatches them as “Station 23 – Stokes”. FYI, they actually have 2 stations.
Steven (Email) - 01/02/09 - 07:56

In Wilson Co. Lucama FD is now Cross Roads FD and is in the town of Lucama.
Steven (Email) - 01/09/09 - 09:16

Mike, In Greene Co. the names listed are the names of the fire district that those FDs serve. In Pamlico Co., Bayboro FD is known as Triangle FD and Oriental FD is known as Southeast Pamlico FD. In Craven Co., Bridgeton FD ceased operations and the town contracts fire services with Tri-Community FD. You may already have this info but I was looking in the archives and thought i would throw my 2 cents in.
Maynard (Email) - 05/16/12 - 07:55

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