The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

North Wilkesboro

(Including nearby Elkin, Jonesville,
Ronda and Thurmond)

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

North Wilkesboro NC, located in Wilkes County, was founded in 1891 when the Norfolk and Southern Railroad build a line into Wilkes County. The line ended on the northern bank of the Yadkin River opposite Wilkesboro, the county seat. The town of North Wilkesboro quickly developed around the railroad tracks and became home to many furniture, textile and leather factories. Lowe's Foods, one of the southeast's largest supermarket chains and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, both started in North Wilkesboro, the former in 1954 and the latter in 1946.
    Due to the town's proximity to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, North Wilkesboro for many years was nicknamed the "Key to the Blue Ridge". Nearby Stone Mountain State Park and W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir make North Wilkesboro a perfect spot to visit while enjoying these great outdoor attractions. North Wilkesboro recently opened the Yadkin River Greenway. The Greenway contains biking, jogging, and walking trails which follow the Yadkin River and Reddies River for several miles between the towns of North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro. One of the most popular spots on the Greenway is a 156-foot-long bridge which spans the Reddies River at its mouth, where it joins the Yadkin River.
 

    The major festival for the city is the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, which is held annually to celebrate the local apple harvest. It is one of the largest single-day arts and crafts festivals in the South.
     Stretching from the North Wilkesboro and
Wilkesboro area towards Lenoir along Highway 268 is the historic "Happy Valley". Located on the banks of the Yadkin River, Happy Valley was so named  by the early settlers who described the valley as "a place of beauty, peace and tranquility" and the name aptly remains. A number of attractions are in the valley, including Fort Defiance, the Chapel of Rest and Whippoorwill Academy and Village.
      North Wilkesboro is also home to the
Wilkes Regional Medical Center, the major medical facility in Wilkes County and the historic Kleeberg Liberty Theatre, still in operation, on Main Street.

 

Resources
City Website: North Wilkesboro: Town Hall, 832 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-667-7129
Location:
Foothills, 21/2 hours east of Asheville
County:
Wilkes County: County Offices, 110 North Street, Wilkesboro NC 28697; 336-651-7346
Elevation & Population:
1,016 feet, 4,200+

County Chamber of Commerce: Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce, 717 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-838-8662
County Tourism Development: Wilkes County Tourism
, 203 West Main Street, Wilkesboro NC 28697; 336-838-3951
Newspaper: The Record, 911 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-667-0134
Movie Theatres: Kleeberg Liberty Theatre, 816 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-838-4561
High School: North Wilkes High School, 2986 Traphill Road, Hays NC 28635; 336-957-8601
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest)  Wilkes Community College, 1328 South Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro NC 28697; 336-838-6100
Hospitals: Wilkes Regional Medical Center
, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-651-8100
Major Festivals: MerleFest (April), Carolina In The Fall Festival (September), Brushy Mountain Apple Festival (October)
Natural Attractions:
Happy Valley
Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, Stone Mountain State Park, W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir,  Yadkin River Greenway
Cultural Attractions:
Ben Long Frescoes in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Old Wilkes Jail Museum,
Whippoorwill Academy and Village, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkes Heritage Museum
Wineries: Brushy Mountain Winery  Elkin Creek Vineyard  McRitchier Winery & Ciderworks Raffaldini Vineyards


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery: (American) 201 Wilkesboro Boulevard, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-667-9464
Coffee House Waffle Shop:
(Country) 203 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-838-1234
6th and Main: (American) 6th and Main, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-903-1166
Woodhaven Family Restaurant: (American) 1301 West D Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-667-6201


Overseas & Exotic
Branciforte's Brick Oven: (Italian) 810 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-838-1110

Ca
fes & Grills
Big Tom's Wings and Pizza: (Pizza) 600 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-667-0770
Dine-N-Dash: (Grill) 1299 South Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro NC 28697; 336-838-5940


Pizza
Village Inn Pizza Parlor: (Pizza) 1922 West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-6677-1912

Coffeehouses

Talia Espresso: (Coffeehouse) 809 Main Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659; 336-838-0111

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
America's Best Value Inn: (Motel) 5702 US Highway 21, Jonesville NC 28642; 888-315-2378
Best Western: (Motel) 1713 NC Highway 67, Jonesville NC 28642; 336-835-6000

Comfort Inn: (Motel) 1633 Winston Road, Jonesville NC 28642; 336-835-9400
Days Inn: (Motel) 1540 NC Highway 67, Jonesville NC 28642; 336-526-6777

Fairfield Inn & Suites: (Motel) 628 CC Camp Road/268 Bypass, Elkin NC 28621; 336-353-2008
Hampton Inn: (Motel) 1632 NC Highway 67, Jonesville NC 28642; 336-835-1994

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Frog Holler Cabins: (Cabins) 564 East Walker Road, Elkin NC 28621;  336-526-2661
Leatherwood Mountains: (Home and cabin rentals) 512 Meadow Road, Ferguson NC 28624; 800-462-6867


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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