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VASS

Vass (910) 245-4676

Vass – Population: 804

Type of government: Mayor and Council

Mayor: Eddie Callahan

Town Clerk: Jody Smith

Address: 140 s. Alma Street

Incorporation: 1907

Originally a settlement of Scots, there was also a German group that settled here as well. In the late 1800s the Seaboard Air Line Railroad made Vass one of the heaviest shipping points for lumber, cotton products and farm produce. The settlement was originally called Bynum and then Winder, but was finally designated as Vass in 1892 in honor of Major William W. Vass, who was a railroad paymaster. Vass was also a loading point for the tar produced from the area’s pine trees. It was the original home of the Pilot newspaper.