|Vade Mecum||former resort and present Episcopal Church summer camp at the junction of Vade Mecum Creek and South Double Creek in W Stokes County. Alt. 1,800. Local mineral springs accredited with curative powers by Saura Indians; about 1860 the site was acquired by Sparks family, circus operators, who built a resort hotel. It was later acquired by the Episcopal Church. Name from Latin phrase meaning "go with me," attributed to an Indian legend involving a planned elopement.|
|Vade Mecum Creek||rises in W Stokes County and flows NE into South Double Creek.|
|Val Dor||former rural post office, 1904-1905, located in a country store on the headwaters of Silver Creek in SW Burke County. Probably named for a gold mine on the Hodge plantation approx. 1 mi. away.|
|Valda||See Val Dor.|
|Valdese||town in E central Burke County. Alt. 1,203. Settled in 1893 by a group of Waldensians from N Italy. Inc. 1920. Name is Italian for "Valley of Our Lord." Produces hosiery, textiles, furniture, and bakery products.|
|Vale||community in central Avery County.|
|Vale||community in NW Lincoln County. Noted for the apple orchards in the vicinity. Post office est. in 1924.|
|Valhalla||community in central Chowan County. Alt. 39.|
|Valhalla||community in SW Polk County served by post office, 1923-50. Settled about 1885. Named for the Norse mythological Hall of Odin, where the souls of heroes slain in battle were received; the name is said to have been applied in commemoration of the battle at Round Mountain, which see, in 1776.|
|Valhalla Dome||peak on the NE end of Rich Mountain, W Mitchell County. Alt. over 4,060 ft.|
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