|City, town or village
||932 feet (284 meters)
|Latitude (DMS format)
||Longitude (DMS format)
||Map on which this town can be found
|36° 1' 10"N
||80° 3' 36"W
Horneytown is located in the southeast
corner of Forsyth County, to the east
of Winston-Salem, and west of Greensboro,
Origin of its unusual name
The tiny community of Horneytown, North
Carolina received its decidedly suggestive
name from early pioneers -- the Horney
family -- who established a business and
farm in the area before the Civil War.
Nearby cities and towns:
Thomasville, North Carolina (to the south)
Lexington, North Carolina (to the southwest)
Kernersville, North Carolina (to the north)
High Point, North Carolina (to the southeast)
Time Zone: Horneytown, North Carolina is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Over the years, points of interest in the region have included:
* Oak Hollow Lake (also known as High Point Reservoir)
* High Point University
* Wake Forest University
* The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
* Guilford Courthouse National Military Park near Greensboro
* Bowman Gray Stadium (also known as Bowman-Gray Memorial Stadium) in Winston-Salem
Attractions and recreational opportunities in the area
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming,
bicycling, tennis and golf are just a few
of the many outdoor recreational opportunities
that abound in the area. You'll find a number
of museums and furniture-related attractions
in nearby High Point, the "Home Furnishings
Capital of the World."
An old North Carolina saying:
"You have to go through Horneytown to get to High Point, and then on to Climax."
NOTE: Horneytown, North Carolina is frequently misspelled "Horny Town" or occasionally, "Hornytown."
U.S. map showing the location of Horneytown, North Carolina
For an extensive list of other odd town names in the
United States, visit our page of unusual, bizarre or humorous names of towns.