The Falls



Situated along the banks of the Neuse River, Wake County, North Carolina

Spanning from Ice House Curve to the top of Mangum's Hill along Falls of Neuse Road

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Falls Community Home
Falls Community Cemetery
Falls Community Links
Falls Community Photos
Falls Community Satellite Map
Battle For Falls Lake (Book)

The Falls of Neuse Community, The Falls as it is known by its current and past residents, is a small community in northern Wake County, North Carolina, with a lot of history. Saying its name conjures one or more vivid memories in the mind's eye of those that have experienced The Falls in their life. Some of these memories include:

  • The Neuse River and the Falls
    • The current dam for Falls Lake built by the Army Corp of Engineers and/or its two predecessors -- the old stone dam or the even older wooden dam
    • The baptizing hole
    • Buzzard rock and hollow rock
    • The bridge now and the ones that preceded it
  • The Neuse River Mill (formerly Neuse Manufacturing currently the River Mill Condos)
  • The Mill Hill and the Mill Village built by the mill for housing
  • The various churches that form a foundation of the community
    • Falls Baptist Church
    • Falls Holiness Pentecostal Church
    • Falls Church of God
  • The Falls Fire Department (Wake County Station # 21)
  • The various cemeteries where residents past rest in peace
    • Falls Community Cemetery
    • Leonard Family Cemetery
    • Falls Lake relocated cemeteries and other small family cemeteries
  • The roads (paved now but once dirt) that cut through the village
    • Falls of Neuse Road (SR 2000)
    • Fonville Road (SR 2001)
    • Possum Track Road (SR 2002)
  • The old country stores that used to supply the local folk
  • The old school house that used to get students started in school
  • The old ballfield and the games played there
  • The old ice house
  • The Neuse River Rats
  • And all the families that called The Falls and the surrounding area home

This web site is dedicated to The Falls and the impact the village has had on all the lives it has touched.

The web site also provides a teaser from the book The Battle For Falls Lake by Janet Steddum.

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