Jenny Lind Store at Jenny Lind Crossroads - according to locals sat
diagonally at the intersection across the road from this abandoned
store, the third one built there. Jenny Lind sang under a nearby oak
tree in 1850
Jenny Lind, North Carolina has only a sign, an abandoned country store
and a couple of mobile homes to mark its location.
According to local folklore, the little crossroad located three miles
west of LaGrange in eastern North Carolina was named after Swedish opera
singer Jenny Lind .The North Carolina crossroad became Jenny Lind in
1850. While traveling through North Carolina, Jenny's stagecoach
experienced problems. She supposedly sang under an old oak tree in the
area. The tree was near an old abandoned store which sits in Jenny Lind
today. The famous singer gave the little spot instant notoriety, and
locals dubbed the area Jenny Lind.
At the height of her career, she was know as the greatest musical
performer in the world. Her name lives on in the world's musical halls
of fame, in schools and streets named after her, and in eastern North
Carolina at a little crossroads where Jenny Lind once sang.