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Erect, North Carolina
Erect, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Erect, North Carolina
Erect, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
525 ft (160 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code 336
GNIS feature ID 1011101

Erect, North Carolina is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States, and part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. Erect is located on NC 42, seven miles east of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, and two miles west of Coleridge. Erect was founded in the 18th century by German and English settlers, along with the nearby communities of Steeds, Sophia, Whynot, Hemp, and Lonely. Many of these settlers were known for their pottery-making skills. A post office called Erect was established in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935. In 1889, Erect had a population of 39 inhabitants.

The 15-square mile (30 km2) region surrounding the town of Seagrove, twelve miles to the southeast, is known as the "Pottery Capital of North Carolina." Erect is located in the vicinity of the "North Carolina Pottery Highway", a collection of approximately 100 potteries and galleries along NC 705 in Randolph and Moore counties.

Goss Lake, Goss Lake Dam, and the Lambert Mill Dam are located in the Erect quad.

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