This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about island street names. Ocracoke streets did not have official names until 1999. Street signs appeared in 2005. Prior to that time it was common for islanders to make up names for UPS delivery, so streets often had many different names. Statewide Enhanced 911 Emergency Service eventually dictated that Ocracoke, like the rest of the state, have official street names and road signs posted throughout the village.
We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village, along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named. If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at this month's Newsletter. You can read it here.