Growing Since 1873
Fruit Cove was named for the orange groves that once filled this region, which is where the Scenic Highway begins at the county line. The Rev. Theophilus Wilson Moore was the early settler who named Fruit Cove after he established an orange plantation here in 1873. The plantation was a success, and the area has continued to grow ever since. Not only is Fruit Cove the gateway to the scenic highway, but a wonderful place to explore.