Introduction to Siler City, North Carolina

Siler City, North Carolina, in Chatham county, is 30 miles SE of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 46 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is part of the surrounding Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metro area.

Siler City History

Siler City, which was first settled in the 1750s, was incorporated as a town on March 7, 1887. The town is located in Chatham County, which was created in 1771. The county, which was originally part of Orange County, was named in honor of the 1st Earl of Chatham. The first settlers of the county were English Quakers. Siler City is also the hometown of Frances Bavier, an American actress well known for her role as Aunt Bee in "The Andy Griffith Show."

Siler City and Nearby Attractions

  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • North Carolina Pottery Center
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
  • Eno River State Park
  • North Carolina Zoo

Things To Do In Siler City

Siler City offers easy access to popular attractions in the area like the North Carolina Zoo and the Greensboro Arboretum. The Richard Petty Museum, and House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site have exhibits which showcase the historical and cultural background of the area. The North Carolina Pottery Center displays the arts and crafts of the prehistoric Native Americans. The Emerald Pointe Water Park, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and Eno River State Park offer facilities for the enjoyment of various activities like hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, and fishing.

Siler City Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Siler City Higher Education

Colleges close to Siler City are Central Carolina Community College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Elon College.

Siler City Almanac

County Chatham County
Standard Zip Codes27344
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.72
Approximate Longitude-79.46

Siler City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Siler City Hospitals

Chatham Hospital, Inc.
475 Progress Boulevard
(919) 663-2113

Siler City Public Schools

Chatham Charter
2200 Hamp Stone Road
ZIP: 27344
(919) 742-4550
Total Enrollment 497
Chatham Middle
2025 South 2nd Avenue Ext
ZIP: 27344
(919) 663-2414
Total Enrollment 532
Jordan Matthews High
910 East Cardinal Street
ZIP: 27344
(919) 742-2916
Total Enrollment 765
Sage Academy
501 Martin L King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 27344
(919) 663-5899
Total Enrollment 55
Siler City Elementary
671 Ellington Road
ZIP: 27344
(919) 663-2032
Total Enrollment 749
Silk Hope School
7945 Silk Hope/gum Springs Rd
ZIP: 27344
(919) 742-3911
Total Enrollment 421
Virginia Cross Elementary
234 Cross School Road
ZIP: 27344
(919) 742-4279
Total Enrollment 595

Siler City Private Schools

Auldern Academy
990 Glovers Grove Church Rd
ZIP: 27344
Total Enrollment 45
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