BLAINE - A small community along NC 109 in Montgomery County. The community was first called Post Oak until 1884 when it was renamed after Maine politician James G. Blaine. Blaine served as a congressman, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senator from Maine. Blaine served twice as Secretary of State and was the 1884 Republican nominee for President. Blaine would lose a close election to Grover Cleveland.
Editor's note: A community in my hometown of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania is also named after James G. Blaine - it is called Blaine Hill (photo below).
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