The Town Council has a regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Eastover Community Center [4008 School Road, Eastover, NC]. Check the Community Calendar for details.
Things To Do In Eastover – Something for everyone
Talley Woodland Park – Talley Woodland Park is a beautifully landscaped wooded area with cool breezes, wooden bridges, and a cascading brook along the wood’s edge. The park is open to the public.
Eastover Ball Park – Founded in 1971, Eastover Ball Park is the outdoor sporting epicenter of Eastover.
Eastover Recreation Center – Eastover Recreation Center features a full size indoor basketball gym, as well as a cardio exercise room and two additional large activity rooms for hosting music, arts & crafts, parties, exercises, quilting, and much more.
How Eastover Got Its Name
…. “from its location on the east side and over the river. It was formerly called Flea Hill. There is a tradition that there was a tavern on the sandhill under which hogs and goats slept – hence the fleas.” (From John A. Oakes’ The Story of Fayetteville, The Story of Fayetteville and The Upper Cape Fear, 1950, Fayetteville, NC)
Before Flea Hill, the area may have been known as Mary’s Garden. There was a US post office in Cumberland County named Mary’s Garden located 8 miles from Fayetteville. The Strothers Map of 1808 with data from 1860-1865 civil war era names of towns and such show Mary’s Garden in what is now known as Eastover.