The North Carolina
beginnings as a few scattered homes flanked by Marks Creek, Sandhills (now
known as Hamlet) began as a mill community.
When the rail came through from
By 1936 approximately 30 passenger trains and along with them numerous freight trains left Hamlet each day, making Hamlet the “Hub of the Seaboard”.
you wander through the streets of Hamlet your eye is captivated by what I
understand to be the only example of a Victorian Queen Annne style railroad
street is the
About two blocks from this location you can take in a bit of jazz history at the Blue Room where Hamlet native John Coltrane performed in his early days.
My name is
Irene Mayo, owner of Main Street Soda Shop located at
Now it’s “THE” place to stop for homemade goodies and great Hershey’s ice cream treats and to shoot pool or play checkers. Each first Friday of the month you can eat some of the best flounder you will ever taste next door at Main Street Café and then check out the classic cars at our monthly “Cruise In – Burn Out”. Then come in to the Soda Shop to enjoy live music and try your luck at winning a door prize or one of my homemade cakes.
Come to Hamlet, give us a try – you’ll be glad you did!