Green Level Historic District - Wake County, North Carolina
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N 35° 46.920 W 078° 54.218
17S E 689472 N 3961796
Oldest surviving crossroads community in the Raleigh area.
Waymark Code: WM1Q5E
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 06/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 67

Not so many years ago, this was a very rural area--far from any town. Green Level residents got gasoline and necessities at the convenience store. They worshipped at the white church on the hill. They were buried in the Green Level cemetery. The Masons met in a hall on the church grounds. And people lived in houses of various sizes, ranging in age from 100 to 150 years old

Today, the Town of Cary has annexed much of the surrounding land, and subdivisions are being constructed. There is a large Town of Cary park just to the north. One mile west, Cary is building a large waste-water pumping station. Two miles southwest, Cary and Apex have built a joint water treatment station, which is supplied by Jordan Lake.

The convenience store is now a nursury and landscape business, but the old gas pumps are still visible. Some of the old homes are still standing, although a few are abandoned. The Green Level Church is a vibrant congregation which welcomes new residents.

Street address:
Green Level Road at Green Level Church Road
Cary, NC United States

County / Borough / Parish: Wake County

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Funerary, Religion

Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Funerary, Religion, Social

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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