No project that is about the small towns of North Carolina should be without the community of Whynot.
This Randolph County Community was named in the late 19th century. The story of how Whynot received its name may be one of the most unique within North Carolina.
When townspeople were trying to come up with a name for the community..each time it began, "Why not (town name suggestion)." Finally, after numerous suggestions and no decision...someone wryly suggested, "Why not, Whynot?" Well, you can kinda figure out which name stuck.
The community of Whynot is located on NC 705 just southeast of the town of Seagrove.
Editor's Note: This photo of Whynot was published in the February/March issue of City View Magazine.