ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Small town living at it's best!
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The Town of Asheborough received its original charter from the State Legislature on Christmas Day 1796 - a time when the topic of the day was President George Washington's "Farewell Address" as published in The Philadelphia American Advertiser only a few weeks earlier. The village itself dates to 1780 when citizens demanded that the county seat be relocated from Johnstonville to a place more convenient for citizens of the almost square 801 square miles of Randolph County. Asheborough, named for Samuel Ashe, governor from 1795 to 1798, came into being on land owned by Jesse Henley and the first session of court was held here on June 12, 1793.
In 1850, the census population was 154 people.
*As of 2007, Asheboro's population is 24,130 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.34 percent. There are approximately 1,576 people per square mile.
*The median home cost is $161,500, and home appreciation last year was 5.48 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Asheboro's cost of living is 19.81% lower than the US average. Recent job growth is positive as as jobs have increased by .55 percent.
*Our schools spend $15,129 per student.. There are 15 pupils per teacher, 502 students per librarian.
There are 4 airports within an hour radius - Charlotte/Douglas Intl, Piedmont Triad Intl, Raleigh/Durham Intl & Asheboro Municipal Airport.
We have 5 golf courses here in Asheboro ranging from a 9 hole to 18 hole courses. The 2007 Wyndham Championship PGA tour was held at Forest Oaks Country Club inGreensboro, one of the oldest events on the PGA tour. Forest Oaks is 28 minutes away!
The North Carolina Zoo (est 1979) calls Asheboro home. It sits on 1,371 acres and is the largest natural habitat zoo in the US.
Asheboro is a small town with a big heart, close to major cities but small enough to maintain the home town feeling.
Make Asheboro your home - you won't regret it!