Referring to the future Hofmann Forest, Dr. Hofmann wrote:
“The area of 84,000 acres that has been secured by the forest school for field work , demonstration and forest management is located in Jones and Onslow counties in the eastern part of North Carolina . This area includes what is called a pocosin. It is spelled p-o-c-o- s -i-n and the traditional definition of the work (sic) in the Indian language means “swamp on a hill.” This formation is found in eastern North Carolina and South Carolina on the coastal plains and it is the only place in the world that this type of formation exists.”
Compiled from North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources, School Forests Records, UA 140.045, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.