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Welcome to Richmond County, North Carolina

Richmond County is located in the center of the two Carolinas (North and South) and is within a two hour drive of almost every metropolitan area, but without the hassle, crowds and traffic of big city life. The past is alive in this quaint area with many historic homes of yesteryear preserved, giving the area great character and charm. The warm, friendly neighborhoods offer the advantages and hospitality of small community living.

Richmond County was founded in 1779 and had its beginnings with cotton and indigo plantations.  The rich clay soil along the Pee Dee River supported and built some of North Carolina's most successful ante-bellum plantations. 

Richmond County is also part of the Uwharrie Lakes Region . It includes visitor highlights like the Morrow Mountain State Park, Town Creek Indian Mound, and the North Carolina Zoo. All located within a short drive of anywhere in Richmond County. 

Produce markets dot the country side and folks come from all around to buy the lush, juicy, ripe fruits and vegetables grown here. There's no better smell in the world than the fruits fresh from the fields. Cantaloupes, peaches, tomatoes, beans, apples, and strawberries are just of few items you'll find in these wonderful markets. 

For the outdoors and wildlife enthusiast, Richmond County offers a number of opportunities. The Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge has over 3,000 acres of migratory bird feeding grounds. The Sandhills Wildlife Management Area abounds in deer, dove, quail and other game.  National Hunting Dog Trials are held fall through spring.

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