WHO WE ARE
The Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1937 and since that point in time, our primary goals have been to promote existing businesses, educate our members, recruit new businesses to the area and thus improve the quality of life for the residents of Spring Hope and the surrounding area.
The Chamber membership is reflective of that as we have individual members as well as members who own or operate businesses in Spring Hope or the surrounding area. We believe that through “working together” anything is possible.
Halfway between Raleigh and Greenville, Spring Hope invites traveler, antique collectors, and the curious to experience a little bit of small-town North Carolina. Take a side trip that is honestly just one minute north on 581 just off I-87 to or from the beach. Shop at family-owned stores; visit the Historical Society; find medical attention, or just take a leisurely walk around town and see why some people wouldn’t live any other place.
Incorporated as a township in 1889, it was the lumber industry and a rail line that built Spring Hope, as well as farming. It is believed that an early country settler Daniel Crenshaw held hope against malice that the springs would rise forever fresh and pure on his farm…or maybe it was the hope for thirsty coach travelers…and how Spring Hope got its name. There is the cold winter legend of old York’s Bridge where they found a buggy and driver frozen solid on the bridge. The oldest church in town is the Shocco African-American Church, an 1870 standing landmark.
Today, Spring Hope has a population of nearly 1400, many of whom are fourth and fifth generation residents. New residents, retirees, and commuters are relocating to here, attracted by the friendly small-town atmosphere, excellent schools and easy access to Rocky Mount and Raleigh. Real estate in Spring Hope has something for everyone from historic to new construction. Downtown Spring Hope is carefully preserved. Clustered around the old railroad depot, its business district remains almost intact with a full complement of specialty shops, local retail stores, pharmacy, restaurants and health professional services.