01/01/09 1115 W - + 11 - 11 North Carolina Fire Departments in 1982

Here's another list for your New Year's enjoyment, names of fire departments from 1982 that are no longer around, or have changed names.  Errors are surely present, and even if my name isn't Shirley. Comments and corrections always welcome.

Former Fire Departments / Earlier Fire Department Names in 1982

Alamance County
East Alamance FD (Mebane) (Now part of Mebane FD?)
Elon College FD (Now Elon FD)
Fifty-Four East FD (Swepsonville)

Alexander County
East Alexander FD (Stony Point)
Taylorsville FD

Avery County
Center Avery FD (Newland) (Now part of Newland FD?)

Beaufort County

Edwards FD
Long Acre FD (Plymouth)

Bertie County

Lewiston FD (Now Lewiston-Woodville FD?)
Mid-way/Merry Hill FD (Now Merry-Hill Midway FD)

Brunswick County
Long Beach FD (Now Oak Island FD)

Buncombe County
Biltmore Forest FD
Enka FD (Now Enka-Candler FD)

Burke County
Carbon City FD
West Burke FD (Now part of West End FD?)

Cabarrus County
Kannapolis Village FD (Now Kannapolis FD)
Pitts FD (Harrisburg) (Now part of Concord FD)
Poplar Tent FD (Concord)
Royal Oaks FD (Kannapolis) (Now part of Kannapolis FD)
Sanitary District FD (Kannapolis) (Now part of Kannapolis FD?)
Winecoff FD (Concord) (Now part of Kannapolis FD)

Caldwell County
Bethlehem FD (Hickory)

Camden County
Camden-Shiloh FD (Camden)

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)

Caswell County
Anderson Community FD (Burlington)
Southwest Caswell FD (Yanceyville)
Yanceyville Sanitary FD (Now Yanceyville FD?)

Catawba County
Catfish FD (Claremont)
Fairbrook FD (Hickory) (Now part of Hickory FD)
Maiden Rural FD (Maiden) (Now part of Maiden FD?)
Newton Rural FD (Now part of Newton FD?)
Riverside FD (Newton)
Startown FD (Newton)
St. Timothy FD (Conover) (Now part of Conover FD)
Viewmont FD (Hickory) (Now part of Hickory FD)

Cherokee County
Hot House FD (Cooperhill, TN)

Clay County

Hayesville FD


Grover City FD (Grover) (Now part of Grover Rural FD?)
Old Yellow FD (Grover) (Now part of Grover Rural FD?)
Rippy FD (Earl)

Columbus County
Acme-Delco FD (Riegelwood) (Now part of Acme-Delcom Riegelwood FD?)

Craven County
Brice Creek FD (New Bern)
Bridgeton FD (Now part of Tri-Community FD?)
No. 1 Township FD (Vanceboro)

Cumberland County
Bonnie Doone (Fayetteville)
Falcon-Godwin FD (Falcon) (Now Godwin-Falcon FD)
LaFayetteville Village FD (Now part of Fayetteville FD)
Lake Rim (Fayetteville) (Now part of Fayetteville FD)
Lake Upchurch FD (Parkton) (Now part of Stoney Point FD)
Manchester FD (Spring Lake)
Raeford Road FD (Fayetteville)
Yadkin Road FD (Fayetteville)

Currituck County
University Park FD (Moyock)

Dare County
Chicamacomico FD
Rodanthe-Waves FD (Now Chicamacomico Banks FD)

Davidson County
Arcadia FD (Clemmons) (Now Arcadia-Reedy Creek-Hampton FD)
North Lexington FD (Lexington) (Now North Lexington-Triangle FD)
Triangle FD (Lexington) (Now North Lexington-Triangle FD)

Duplin County
Community FD (Chinquapin) (Now Fountaintown FD)

Forsyth County
Forest Hills FD (Winston-Salem)
Forsyth County FD (Winston-Salem)
King FD
Mt. Tabor FD (Winston-Salem) (Now part of Vienna FD)
Triangle FD (Winston-Salem)

Franklin County
Mitchiner's FD (Franklinton) (Now Mitchiner's Crossroads FD?)
Western Franklin FD (Youngsville)

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

Graham County
Fontana FD (Fontana Dam)

Granville County
Antioch FD (Oxford) (Now part of Antioch-Fishing Creek FD?)
South Virgilina FD (Virgilina, VA)

Greene County
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 #5 FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Fire District #13 FD?)
Fire District #8 FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Fire District #13 FD?)
Fire District #14 FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Greensboro FD)
Guilford College FD (Greensboro) (Now part of Greensboro FD)
Jamestown FD (Now part of Pinecroft-Sedgefield FD)
Northeast FD (Brown Summit) (Now Northeast Guilford FD?)

Halifax County
Caladonea Farm FD (Tillery)
Thelma FD (Roanoke Rapids)

Harnett County
Coats FD (Now part of Coats-Grove FD)

Haywood County
Beaverdam FD (Vilas)
Champion Paper FD (Canton)
Hazelwood FD (Now part of Waynesville FD)
Lake Junaluksa FD (Now Junaluksa FD?)

Hertford County
Cofield FD
Hoskie FD (Now Ahoskie FD?)
Murfree FD (Now Murfreesboro FD?)
Oak Villa FD (Winton)
Wiccacon (Harrellsville)

Hoke County
McCain Hospital FD (Aberdeen)
Tyler Town FD (Raeford)

Johnston County
Claytex FD (District name for Clayton Rural FD?)

Jones County
Hargett FD (Trenton)

Lenoir County
Cherry Tree FD (Pink Hill)

McDowell County
M.A. FD (Marion)
Pleasant Gardens FD (Marion) (now P.G. FD)

Mecklenburg County
Carmel FD (Matthews) (Now part of Carolina FD)
Derita FD (Charlotte)
Moores Chapel FD (Charlotte)
Pinoca FD (Charlotte) (Now part of West Mecklenburg FD)
Providence FD
Wilkerson Boulevard FD (Charlotte)

Mitchell County
Clearmont FD (Green Mountain)
Eli Rural FD (Bakersville)
Grassy Creek FD (Spruce Pine) (Now part of Parkway FD)
Tipton Hill FD (Green Mountain)

Moore County
Longleaf FD (Carthage)
Vass FD

New Hanover County
Seagate FD (Wilmington)
South Wilmington FD (Wilmington)
Winter Park FD (Wilmington)

Orange County
Central Orange FD (Hillsborough)
Hillsborough FD

Pamlico County
Oriental FD

Pender County
Scotts Hill FD
Shiloh FD (Now part of Shiloh-Columbia FD?)

Perquimans County
Belvidere FD

Person County
Mt. Tirzah FD (Roguemont)

Pitt County
Stokes FD

Randolph County
Climax FD

Richmond County
Dobbins Heights FD (Hamlet)

Rockingham County
Stoneville FD

Rowan County
Centenary FD (Mooresville) (Now part of West Rowan FD)
Kannapolis Sanitary District FD (Kannapolis) (Now part of Kannapolis FD)
Millers Ferry FD (Salisbury) (Now Millers Ferry Road FD)
Mt. Ulla-Bear Popular FD (Mt. Ulla) (Now part of West Rowan FD)
South Rowan FD (China Grove)

Rutherford County
Danieltown FD (Forest City) (Now part of Shiloh-Danieltown-Oakland FD.)
Lake Lure FD

Sampson County
Vann's FD (Newton Grove) (Now Vann Crossroads FD?)

Scotland County
Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base FD (Laurinburg)
South Scotland FD (Laurinburg)
Wagram FD
West Scotland FD (Laurel Hill)

Stanly County
Big Lick FD (Oakboro)
Locust FD
Rocky River FD (Stanfield) (Now part of West Stanley FD)

Surray County
Pilot Mountain FD

Transylvania County
Connestee Falls (Brevard) (Now Connestee FD?)
Dupont, E.I. FD (Brevard)
Olin Mathieson FD (Pisgah Forest)

Tyrell County
Columbia FD
Gum Neck FD (Columbia)

Union County
Marshville FD

Wake County
Fairground FD (Raleigh) (Now part of Western Wake FD)
Six Forks Road FD (Raleigh) (Now part of Bay Leaf FD)
Wake Forest Rural FD (Now part of Wake Forest FD)
Yrac FD (Cary) (Now part of Western Wake FD)
Zebulon Rural (Now part of Zebulon FD)

Warren County
Norlina Municipal FD
Smith Creek FD (Norlina)
Warrenton Municipal FD
Wise FD

Watauga County
Northwest Watagua FD (Vilas)

Wayne County
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
Saratoga FD

New Hanover County: Seagate- Wilmington FD, New station opened sometime this past fall. Drove past it, looked nice!
J.Boggs - 01/01/09 - 19:35

No Durham County?
Marc Bouchard - 01/02/09 - 11:20

The Durham County fire departments in 1982 have neither (a.) ceased operating or (b.) changed names, at least on first pass of the list.
Legeros - 01/02/09 - 11:24

Possible correction to Mecklenberg County: Providence VFD still exists. It’s station is no longer in Meck. Co. but still has territory in Meck. Co. It’s station is on Hemby Road in Union County.
Rides an Engine - 01/02/09 - 15:55

In New Hanover County, the Seagate FD was dissolved in 2005. Wilmington FD recently opened Station 10, however, and it is named Seagate Station. It’s located on the site of the old Seagate fire station. http://www.ci.wilmington.nc.us/Home/Toda..
Legeros - 01/02/09 - 21:01

In Durham County, one fire department service no longer exists. Durham FD had a county truck that served unincorporated areas around the 1960s (correct decade?). There was also a Durham rescue squad, county wide?, that may have been operated by DFD.
Legeros - 01/02/09 - 21:03

East Alamance FD became part of Pleasant Grove FD (Sta. 12) if not mistaken when I lived there. Also, 54 East(Sta.10) was really a substation for Swepsonville. They just recently opened a new station on property beside the old station to replace it. The older one was too small and they needed a new & more modern station.
fire1983 - 01/05/09 - 21:56

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