Enjoy All Salisbury North Carolina & Rowen County Have To Offer

North Carolina Attractions



Come to the Piedmont region of North Carolina, where sunshine and the rural lifestyle is complimented by close proximity to beautiful Carolina beaches or mountainous escapes in the Appalachian foothills! We are based in Salisbury, NC, the oldest continually populated colonial town in western North Carolina and currently serving as the seat of Rowan County. Cheerwine, Food Lion and Rack Room Shoes are all headquartered in Salisbury. W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Rowan Salisbury School System are also major employers. With several structures on the National Register of Historic Places and a walking tour, the history of the area is well represented. The Salisbury Sculpture Show, Rail Walk Arts District, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Black Box Theater comprise a blossoming art community.


You won’t soon run out of outdoor playgrounds to explore in Rowan County with the Yadkin River, Lake James State Park, Uwharrie National Forest, Pee-dee River, Lake Tillery, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, High Rock Lake, Lake Norman State Park and Lake Hickory all nearby for your entertainment. Day Out with Thomas, The Cheerwine Festival, Fall Fun on the Farm, North Carolina Beer Month Celebrations and Wine Festivals are just of few of the many local celebrations you’ll only find in Rowan County.

Rowan County History and Climate



Rowan County was established in 1753, two years prior to the deed for Salisbury Township. The Salisbury settlement was built along Native American trading routes and became an economic hub along the Great Wagon Road. A post office was granted in 1792. The city was a railroad hub in the late 19th century before transitioning to an industrial-based economy in the 20th century. Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's father, served on the town leadership, and is buried in nearby Mocksville.


The weather is outstanding year-round with an average of 215 days of sunshine each year, warm summers and mild winters. This is due in large part to the mountains forming a shield that blocks low temperatures as well as storms from the Midwest. Precipitation for agricultural purposes is excellent with 43 inches of rain falling on average annually.