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Advance (pronounced with the stress on the first syllable) is an unincorporated community located in Davie County, NC. It has a total land area of 62.3 square miles and is located along Hwy NC 801 and Hwy 158 just south of Bermuda Run near the western bank of the Yadkin River.
Various 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, Addington Vance. 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 "Advance", which was commonly referred to as the AD Vance.
Schools & Civic Service
Advance Masonic Lodge
Advance Volunteer Fire Department
Davie Civitan Club
Cornatzer Elementary School
Shady Grove Elementary School
William Ellis Middle School
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Updated: 15th November, 2018 4:45 AM.