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Encyclopedia > Corolla, North Carolina
Location of Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla is an unincorporated community located in Fruitville Township[1], Currituck County, North Carolina, along the northern Outer Banks. It has a permanent population of about 500 people and about 119 wild Spanish Mustangs. The wild horses are located on 12,000 acres (49 km²) north of the populated areas of Corolla. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is a public charity whose mission is to protect and preserve the herd. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, one of the seven North Carolina coastal lighthouses. While there are year-round residents, Corolla is primarily a summer community. In fact, many of the houses are built with 6-8 bedrooms making this location a favorite for multi-family vacations or reunions. Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Corolla. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Currituck Beach Lighthouse The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Corolla, North Carolina on the Outer Banks. ...

Corolla Shores
Corolla Shores

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Pronunciation

Many outsiders erroneously pronounce Corolla the same as they pronounce the name of the car, the Toyota Corolla, where the second syllable sounds like roe. However, residents pronounce the second syllable like all. The Toyota Corolla is a compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. ...


Development history

Development of Currituck's Northern Outer Banks began in 1967 when investors from Sandbridge, Virginia, put together an investment group to purchase the undeveloped land. The first subdivision plotted was Carova with 1,993 lots. The lots were originally priced at $11,500; as of 2006, some of these lots are worth up to $500,000.[citation needed] Sandbridge, in the U.S. state of Virginia, was once a quiet residential neighborhood, but is currently a resort area of Virginia Beach located along the coastline on the beginning of the Outer Banks. ... Carova Beach or Carova is an unincorporated community in Currituck County in the extreme northeast corner of North Carolina, USA. The community, which is found on Bodie Island, can only be accessed by boat or by four-wheel drive vehicle since there are no paved roads connecting Carova Beach to...


The investors planned for a road to come through from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to allow access to the lots, however these plans were abandoned in 1973 when the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge south of Sandbridge was closed to all vehicular traffic, except by permit. Development pushed south through the 1970s, creating well over 1,000 additional lots in several subdivisions. In 1984 the residents of Corolla succeeded in their attempts to gain a public access road from the south and the state began paving the extension of NC-12 towards the north. Location in the Commonwealth o Virginia. ... Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Virginia is located in the independent city of Virginia Beach. ... NC 12 is a North Carolina state highway that traverses the northeastern shoreline of North Carolina, linking the islands of the Outer Banks. ...


References

  • History of Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, [2]. Accessed February 22, 2006

Coordinates: 36°22′53″N, 75°49′59″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Corolla, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
Corolla is an unincorporated community located in Popular Branch Township[1], Currituck County, North Carolina, along the northern Outer Banks.
Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, one of the seven North Carolina Coastal Lighthouses.
In 1984 the residents of Corolla succeeded in their attempts to gain a public access road from the south, and the state of NC began paving the extension of NC-12 towards the north.
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