Introduction to Pinehurst, North Carolina
Pinehurst, which is located in an area called 'the Sandhills', was established in 1895, but it was not incorporated as a municipality until 1980. In 1895, James Walker Tufts purchased roughly 598 acres to create a health resort. Within three weeks, a plan for the Pinehurst Village was formed, and in 1920, a corporate ownership was established. In the 1960s, the Diamondhead Corporation took over Pinehurst from the shareholders, and in 1996, Pinehurst Village and Resort was awarded the National Landmark status for playing a significant role in US golf history.
Pinehurst and Nearby Attractions
- Rankin Museum of American and Natural History
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
- Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
- North Carolina Zoo
- J.C. Raulston Arboretum
- Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
Things To Do In Pinehurst
The National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Rankin Museum of American and Natural History, and Taxidermy Hall of Fame are located near Pinehurst. House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, State Capitol, and Town Creek Indian Mound are places of historic interest not far from the village. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Morrow Mountain State Park, and Cheraw State Recreation Area provide opportunities for camping, boating, hiking, and picnicking.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Pinehurst Higher Education
Sandhills Community College is the local college. Some of the nearby colleges are Central Carolina Community College, Richmond Community College, and Montgomery Community College.