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Burlingtoncity in central Alamance County. About 1851 the North Carolina Railroad built its repair shops there and the name Company Shops was applied to the community until 1887, when a list of names suggested by local citizens was referred to a committee for decision. Burlington is said to have been suggested by Katherine Scales, daughter of Governor Alfred M. Scales. Inc. 1893. Railroad shops moved to Spencer in 1896. A Civil War training camp was est. at Company Shops. Alt. 658. Produces textiles, hosiery, electronics, and paper boxes.
Burlington Crossroadscommunity in S Hoke County.
Burlington Townshipformer township in central Alamance County, now township no. 12.
Lake Burlingtoncentral Alamance County on Stony Creek. Formed 1910; enlarged 1961. Source of water for the city of Burlington. Covers 750 acres; 7½ mi. long, with a 50 mi. shoreline. Fishing, boating. Known earlier as Stony Creek Lake.
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