Apex (Images of America) by Sherry Monahan

By Sherry Monahan

This old fashioned, picturesque group has an engaging background. For years it was once a rural hamlet with a close-by pond, easily referred to as Log Pond. It later grew to become Apex, and the pond was once ultimately tired within the identify of development. Apex seemed at the map a result of coalfields in Chatham/Lee County. The coal businesses had to get their coal to Raleigh, and round 1870, the Chatham Railroad was once chugging alongside, correct via Log Pond. It formally turned Apex with the institution of a publish place of work. Apex placed the railroad to take advantage of instantly and shipped lumber, tar, turpentine, and pitch. Early on, Apex handed a number of ordinances that a few may possibly locate within the Wild West, together with these facing whiskey, playing, and prostitution. the city suffered fires within the early 1900s, yet its citizens persisted, and Apex's small-town allure remains to be loved today.

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