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Advance is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Davie County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,138. It is located along North Carolina Highway 801 just south of Bermuda Run. Advance is part of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.GeographyAdvance is located in eastern Davie County. The Yadkin River forms the eastern edge of the CDP and is the Davidson County line. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 18.7sqkm, of which 18.5sqkm is land and 0.2sqkm, or 0.95%, is water. Neighboring communities and municipalities include Bermuda Run, 4mi to the north, and Mocksville, the Davie County seat, to the west. The largest neighboring city is Winston-Salem, NC.Advance is home to Shady Grove Elementary School and William Ellis Middle School.Name originVarious accounts exist for the origin of the town's name. Some suggest the name was derived from the name of a popular resident and freed slave, Samuel Vance Allen. Other accounts suggest the community was named by residents who hoped that with the addition of a post office, the community would advance. Yet another possibility is that the town was named after the Confederate blockade steamer A D Vance, which after capture by the Union was renamed the USS Advance.Advance is in North Carolina (NC). Take stress off the schedule by using our United States tour planner.
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