Introduction to Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy, North Carolina, in Surry county, is 34 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 89 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mount Airy was initially incorporated in 1885. In 1889, a large granite quarry was established, followed by a furniture factory a several years later. By 1895, Mount Airy was home to numerous tobacco factories. On July 15, 1976, the community was reincorporated as a city. Mount Airy was the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, and it also served as the filming location for the movie "Cabin Fever."

Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions

  • Reynolds Homestead
  • Pilot Mountain State Park
  • Andy Griffith Museum
  • Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
  • North Carolina Zoo

Things To Do In Mount Airy

The city is home to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and the Andy Griffith Museum. Historic Bethabara Park, the site of the area's first Moravian settlement, now features a museum and a restored 18th century church. Hanging Rock State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Blue Ridge Parkway provide a variety of recreational facilities. Opportunities for golf are available at the Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course. Among other popular destinations in the area are the North Carolina Zoo, the Greensboro Arboretum, and Emerald Pointe Water Park. The community also celebrates the Autumn Leaves Festival, Mayberry Days, Hispanic Culture Festival, and Tommy Jarrell Festival every year.

Mount Airy Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the closest major airport.

Mount Airy Higher Education

Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and New River Community College are located near the city of Mount Airy.

Mount Airy Almanac

Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City89 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Surry County
Standard Zip Codes27030
P.O. Box Zip Codes27031
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Mount Airy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Airy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mt Airy (27030, 27031)

Round Peak (27030)

White Sulphur Springs (27030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Bend473$44,531
Pilot Mountain1,725$44,453

Mount Airy Hospitals

Northern Hospital Of Surry County
(Government - District/authority)
830 Rockford Street
(336) 719-7100
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Mount Airy Public Schools

Mount Airy Middle
249 Hamburg St
(336) 789-9021
Total Enrollment 380
Bruce H Tharrington Elem
315 Culbert St
(336) 789-9046
Total Enrollment 398
Jones Elementary
2170 Riverside Dr
(336) 786-4131
Total Enrollment 353
Mount Airy High
1011 North South St
(336) 789-5147
Total Enrollment 558
Flat Rock Elementary
1539 East Pine St
(336) 786-2910
Total Enrollment 316
North Surry High
2440 West Pine St
(336) 789-5055
Total Enrollment 896
White Plains Elementary
710 Cadle Ford Rd
(336) 320-3434
Total Enrollment 373
Meadowview Middle
1282 Mckinney Rd
(336) 789-0276
Total Enrollment 427
Millennium Charter Academy
500 Old Springs Rd
(919) 807-3300
Total Enrollment 476
Franklin Elementary
519 South Franklin Rd
(336) 786-2459
Total Enrollment 511
J Sam Gentry Middle
1915 West Pine St
(336) 786-4155
Total Enrollment 434

Mount Airy Private Schools

White Plains Christian School
609 Old Highway 601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
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