Nestled along the rolling Piedmont of North Carolina, Rowan County provides a perfect blend of urban and rural landscapes. For residents and visitors, the unique location offers an easy drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains or the beaches along the Atlantic. It is an area rich with cultural heritage and alive with a diverse population. A temperate climate and growing industry continue to spur population growth. Rowan County offers an opportunity to celebrate a past steeped in history, while enjoying a rich lifestyle and planning for a healthy future.
During the Civil War, Rowan County was the location of the only Confederate War Prison. Today, the site is home to the National Cemetery honoring those killed in the Civil War. Today, Rowan County offers a unique blend of history, natural beauty, mild climate and the same great location recognized since its founding. Whether passing through, living here or doing business here, you will find Rowan County full of history, nature, fun and friendly people. The mild climate, plentiful and diverse housing, excellent employment opportunities and the perfect blend of urban and rural lifestyle make Rowan County a sought-after destination.
Home to several art galleries, theater companies and family parks, Rowan County also counts among its residents many large employers and numerous retail establishments.