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Addie, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Jackson
2,277 ft (694 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1018771

Addie is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. Addie is located along US 74, West of Willets-Ochre Hill and East of Sylva. The Jackson County School of Alternatives (the HUB) and Scotts Creek Elementary School are located here. T&S Hardwoods operates a lumber yard here, adjacent to the railroad that runs through the area.

Addie community was named for Nancy Adelaide Calhoun, the daughter of John Philemon Calhoun who was the Post Master.


Addie was founded in the 1880s when a work camp for the construction of the Murphy Branch of the Western North Carolina Railroad set up in the vicinity, and was named for the daughter of one of the crew superintendents, "Adeline." The location would later serve as a depot and crew change for the Southern Railway, and over time "Adeline" was shortened to just "Addie."

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