Consolidation Buried March 31, 1959
Not everyone in Leaksville , Spray & Draper wanted Consolidation as you can see. It was initially defeated on March 31, 1959. This is a picture of Jack Hopper burying it on that evening.
In September 1967, however, residents of the three North Carolina municipalities voted to consolidate and create a new city with a population of 18,000. The consolidation of the three towns – Leaksville, Spray, and Draper, plus the Meadow Greens Sanitary District, an unincorporated area – marked the first time in the state’s history that more than three units of government had merged...Thus, Leaksville, created in 1797, ceased to be.
(Photo and information submitted by Brad Wade)