Salvo, North Carolina

Originally called Clarks or Clarksville, the village of Salvo got is name in a most interesting way. The legend goes that during the Civil War, a sailor aboard a Union ship passing off the coast of Hatteras Island spied the town of Clarks, but couldn't find a name for it on the map. He informed his captain who famously said, "Give it a salvo anyway." They did, and the sailor then wrote "Salvo" on his map to mark the town. The town took on its new name in 1901 when it got its own post office.

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