BOOK 3 - COMMUNITY HISTORY
Hamptonville was first established in the late 18th century and chartered in 1818. The center of the village was Flat Rock Baptist Church, one of the oldest Baptist churches in western North Carolina. The church, which was first called Petty's Meeting House, can trace its history back to at least 1783. A historical marker was erected at the church, which is still active, in 2003. Up the road from the church is the Hampton House, which is believed to be the oldest residence in Yadkin County. At one time, the town well was in the middle of the street, but it was paved over when U.S. 21 was built in the area in 1940. The postal area of Hamptonville includes a number of historic communities, including Brooks Crossroads, Buck Shoals, Windsors Crossroads and part of Lone Hickory.
Nearby Towns/Cities are:
Yadkinville, Jonesville, Elkin, Statesville, Union Grove, Wilkesboro, Harmony and Boonville.
Business and Development:
Blue Rhino operates a propane tank regional distribution center in Hamptonville. Lydall Corporation operates an automotive thermal/acoustical plant in the area. A location at the intersection of two heavily-traveled highways has lured some commercial growth to the area. However, a lack of public utilities has slowed development.
Yadkin County officials awarded contracts in 2006 to extend water and sewer service to the area. Part of the county's $5.2 million public utilities project calls for extending water lines from nearby Jonesville along U.S. 21 south and from Yadkinville west to the I-77/U.S. 421 interchange. Further, sewer service will be offered though a line along U.S. 421 extended from west of Yadkinville to the interchange.
Weekly curbside garbage collection for Hamptonville and Yadkin County, NC is provided by Ken's 1A Garbage Services. The Hamptonville Post Office moved to a temporary site in a small shopping center at 2943 Rocky Branch Road in 2005, but is looking for a new larger site.
The West Yadkin Volunteer Fire Department is located at Brooks Crossroads on US 21 Hwy near US Hwy 421. The department responds to fire, rescue, ems, and other emergency and non-emergency calls in the Hamptonville and West Yadkin area. The department has around 30 members with 5 paid staff that work M-F 8a-5p. The department operates 8 pieces of apparatus including 3 Pumpers, 1 Tanker, 1 Ladder, 1 Equipment/Support, 1 Brush, 1 QRV/Medical. The department responds to around 600 alarms every year.
The Windsorís Crossroads Community Building, a two-story schoolhouse constructed about 1915, is at the intersection of Buck Shoals and Windsor Roads near the Iredell County line. The building has hosted an old-time music jam on Friday nights since 1990. The area is part of the Yadkin Valley wine region. Four vineyards located within a five-mile radius make up the Swan Creek Wine Trail in the area: Buck Shoals, Raffaldini, Windy Gap and Laurel Gray wines.
It is not unusual to spot Amish buggies in the community. A small Amish community settled in the area, beginning in the 1980s. The Shiloh General Store, 5520 St. Paul Church Road, is an Amish-run store that sells baked goods, cheeses, spices and hand-crafted children's toys and furniture. Carolina Skydive is a skydiving facility located at Swan Creek Airport on Swan Creek Rd near Howell School Rd or near the town of Jonesville about 10 minutes from Hamptonville.