Introduction to Roxboro, North Carolina
The area now known as Roxboro was originally called "Mocassin Gap," but was later renamed after the city of Roxburgh in Scotland. Officially incorporated as a city on January 9, 1855, it is the seat of Person County, and is also the only municipality in the county.
Roxboro and Nearby Attractions
- Person County Museum of History
- Bennett Place State Historic Site
- Falls Lake State Recreation Area
- Greensboro Arboretum
- North Carolina Zoo
Things To Do In Roxboro
Roxboro is home to the Person County Museum of History, which includes the Male Academy/ Parsonage, Kitchin House, Dr. John H. Merritt's office, the Van Hook Subscription School, Woodsdale General Store, and a tobacco barn. Bennett Place State Historic Site, Chatham Manor, and Duke Homestead State Historic Site are some of the historic sites nearby. William B. Umstead State Park, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, and Falls Lake State Recreation Area offer provisions for boating, swimming, picnicking, swimming, hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Roxboro also offers easy access to other attractions like the North Carolina Zoo, J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Emerald Pointe Water Park, and the Greensboro Arboretum.
Air transportation is available from the Raleigh - Durham International Airport.
Roxboro Higher Education
Piedmont Community College is situated in Roxboro. Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and Elon College are located nearby.