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Old Road at Jockey's Ridge?

By: Cosmicmama
9/17/2013 2:31 AM

Does anybody know what this old road was or where it led to? It's in the back side of Jockey's Ridge State Park, on the northern side of the big dunes.

We used to live in North Ridge and the kids played back here all the time. Parts of it are covered with dunes so it's hard to see where it would have led to.



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By: FreshFish
9/17/2013 8:30 AM

It appears to be the lower leg of the old Soundside Road.

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By: vintageart
9/17/2013 8:19 PM

Sorry to correct you, Fresh.. but I am very familiar with this road. Or segment of road. This was near Villa Dunes, still there, really, but under a pile of sand. Soundside road was south of J. Ridge and runs south of there, not to the north. As far as what the road was, I believe it was a park service road before they had ATV's. Or possibly part of the development that got stopped. Someone else might know. This is on the north side of J. Ridge, back side of it, near the sound, really more near Villa Dunes Dr. You can see a vestige of it in google aerial.

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By: Cosmicmama
9/18/2013 12:59 AM

I don't know why I didn't think to look at the Google satellite image before. It's a part of Carolista Drive that branches off the paved road to the right after you turn into the park. You can clearly see it on the image. It goes almost all the way to the sound. I wonder why it's there?


I drew a red arrow beside it so you can find it.



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By: vintageart
9/19/2013 9:40 AM

Yes, that's it. I haven't been back there lately but they used that road to dump a whole bunch of fill on that side of the ridge, had a lot of concrete and seashells mixed into it. This road is still present in places.

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By: FreshFish
9/20/2013 11:47 PM

Sorry to correct you, Fresh.. but I am very familiar with this road. Or segment of road. This was near Villa Dunes, still there, really, but under a pile of sand. Soundside road was south of J. Ridge and runs south of there, not to the north. As far as what the road was, I believe it was a park service road before they had ATV's. Or possibly part of the development that got stopped. Someone else might know. This is on the north side of J. Ridge, back side of it, near the sound, really more near Villa Dunes Dr. You can see a vestige of it in google aerial.


Gotcha...Guess I was misremembering the old Soundside road as going through where the Villas are in that photo, on down to what you folks now call West Soundside Road...This was waaay back in the early 60's when one could ride all over Jockeys Ridge...Thanks

And that's a great pic CMThumbs up

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