Posts Tagged ‘Don Knotts’

50+146 I visited Mayberry aka Mount Airy North Carolina

After I left Salisbury, North Carolina Feb. 5th 2011 heading for home during my Southern Expedition I drove into the town of Mount Airy which most of you will not know but would know by the fictional town name of Mayberry which Andy Griffith made famous along with his TV son Opie played by Ron Howard and the great Don Knotts on the Andy Griffith Show that played on TV from 1960 to 1968 but still livesd on in re-runs.

Just outside of Mount Airy is Pilot Mtn which in the show was know as Mount Pilot.

As I drove through the town I noticed plenty of signs that reminded you of the show such as a car dealer called Mayberry Motors. I found a few of the buildings that were used in the show and are still preserved in that feel even with vehicals in front.

Coolio and the gang wanted me to stop and get their picture taken with Andy and Opie but I could not tell them they were just statues.