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About Four Oaks


Our History

Four Oaks developed, like many towns in this area, as the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad was being built. In fact, the town got its name from the railroad which chose this particular site as a supply depot for construction materials because of a unique landmark located about fifty feet off of the rail bed. The landmark was an unusual oak which had four trunks growing out of one base. The four oaks were easily recognized by suppliers. Legend has it that the unusual tree was the result of a hunting outing in which a local fellow treed an opossum in the top of an oak sapling. Intent on his prey, he chopped down the tree and retrieved his prize. Four shoots sprouted out from the stump and developed into full oak trees – and there you have, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story”.

Mission statement

The mission of the Town of Four Oaks is to continually improve the quality of life for our residents and business community by providing responsive and efficient services.

Our Vision

The Town of Four Oaks will be a model of excellence in providing municipal services. Four Oaks will provide leadership to manage change and encourage creativity, productivity, and innovation. The town will be committed to continually improve the quality of services to our residents and our employees. The Town of Four Oaks will leverage its strength as a uniquely diversified community by developing interactive relationships with all the residents in order to enhance the quality of life throughout the Town. The Town of Four Oaks is dedicated to assuring, through our many facets of resources, that they are used efficiently and wisely toward the achievement of our mission.


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The Town of Four Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
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