Pamlico County High Point Trip Report

Date: August 5, 2003
Author: Chip Clark

From New Bern, proceed east on Route 55 to Reelsboro, and turn right onto Holland Drive. Park in the church parking lot. The first point is a speck somewhere in the front yard of the Reelsboro UMC Church or the backyard of the house in front.

Directly across Rte 55 is the next area, with a friendly owner whose name I did not catch. I wandered with him and his granddaughter all over their property. What appears to be the high point is a overgrown manmade ramp for loading hogs onto a truck.

For the third point, I returned to my truck, drove south on Holland, took my first left, then another left at the T junction, then a right on Chair Road. I parked in the driveway of 215 Chair Road, which is for sale. As a wandered the back yard (and found ripe brown turkey figs - yummy) a woman from the property behind this one came out to see what I was up to. I talked with the Sadlers, the owners of 170 Florence, for about 20 minutes. Her husband grew up in Oriental, on the NC coast, and after being flooded out by hurricanes several times, decided he wanted to build his house on the highest point in the county. The surveyors brought him to this lot, the first to be developed in this new neighborhood. The highest point in this area is either this lot or in the two adjacent lots, one of which is wooded.