RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Enhancing and preserving our nation's economy through cultural and heritage tourism!
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Randolph County, the "Heart" of North Carolina, where gently rolling hills, river valleys, and forest lands characterize our beautiful landscape. Although a part of the largest metropolitan area located entirely within North Carolina, it is still small-town living at its best...close enough to larger cities to have access to great amenities, but small enough to escape urban traffic congestion.
Our friendly communities boast a variety of museums and attractions, festivals and events, arts and entertainment venues, historic landmarks, and heritage-rich towns, such as Seagrove, known as the handmade pottery capital of the United States. With roughly 100 shops and galleries, this town enjoys an international reputation for exceptional hand thrown pottery.
The newly opened Heart of North Carolina Visitor Centers, located one mile south of Seagrove on Hwy 220 Bypass, offer many special features to make your stop more enjoyable, including calming waterfalls and fountains, views from a "green" rooftop, and a custom rock fireplace. Both locations showcase locally manufactured furniture, free Wi-Fi access, and beautiful displays of Seagrove pottery. It's a wonderful place to stop and stretch your legs and a unique chance to learn about the area.
Whether we're your destination, or you're just passing through, I wish you a very enjoyable stay in the Heart of North Carolina where our citizens welcome visitors with a generous spirit and North Carolina's trademark southern hospitality!
Randolph County Board of Commissioners
District 5 - Seagrove