KIMESVILLE - Located on the Alamance / Guilford County Line, Kimesville is named after the Keim family from Germany that settled here.  The area was first settled in 1745 and a mill was first here in 1788.  The Kimesville dam was built in 1812 to support a grist mill.

The dam was built across the South Prong Stinking Quarter Creek and the lake that it holds up was a popular recreation area for locals in the early - mid 20th century.   For years, it was also a popular spot at Christmas with a large lighted Merry Christmas banner strung across the dam.  It has survived numerous tropical storms and hurricanes, most recently Florence; however, the dam and surrounding areas has seen some recent neglect.

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