Introduction to Asheboro, North Carolina
Asheboro, North Carolina, in Randolph county, is 20 miles SE of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 66 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina.The city is considered part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Asheboro has a population of 21,672.
Asheboro was established on Christmas day in 1796. It was named in honor of Samuel Ashe, then Governor of North Carolina. The area's first post office was established in 1814. Jonathan Worth, who became Governor of North Carolina in 1865, settled in Asheboro in November 1824. The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro, and Southern Railroad first entered the city in July 1889.
Asheboro and nearby Attractions
- Lake Lucas
- Peddycord F.A.C. Flying Museum
- North Carolina Zoological Park and Gardens
- American Classic Motorcycle Museum
- Morrow Mountain State Park
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
Things To Do In Asheboro
Asheboro is home to the American Classic Motorcycle Museum. One can also visit the North Carolina Aviation Museum and North Carolina Zoological Park. The city also offers numerous shopping centers such as the Northgate Shopping Center, Randolph Mall, Hammer Village Shopping Center, and Hillside Shopping Center. In addition, the city organizes several festivals and recreational events throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Asheboro Higher Education
Randolph Community College and Asheboro Beauty School lie within the city.