About This Place
Spring Lake is a town in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. The 2000 census recorded the population at 8,098 people.
Spring Lake became the name of the town around 1923 by Arthur Priddy who opened the Spring Lake service station in relation to the lake (Spring Lake Pond) that ran beside the rail line. Previously, the town was called "Clayton Cut," due to the pathway cut that ran through the area where the railroad later resided, and also "Prince's Siding," after a man named Prince who owned a sawmill on this land.
Spring Lake was officially incorporated on April 9, 1951. Grady Howard was named interim mayor on this date, and was officially elected the First Mayor of Spring Lake on June 5, 1951.