Friday, May 04, 2007

Chatham County

Chatham County is actually quite close to us and the county seat is in Pittsboro. They have a great little traffic circle where the Courthouse is situated
We like Pittsboro a lot (except for that rude guy on the bicycle who tried to run me off the sidewalk the day we were there) and have thought about relocating to Pittsboro after the kids are out of the house. From their website: "Founded in 1771 and located at the geographic center of the state, Chatham County encompasses an area of more than 707 square miles and merits the slogan "The Heart of North Carolina." The county is situated between two of the state’s three largest centers of population and commerce, the Triangle Region and the Piedmont Triad. The proximity to these two areas continues to promote population growth and keeps the county’s economy healthy".

Hoke County

We'd actually visited Hoke County before we were married on the day we went down to buy sod in the area, but had neglected to take any pictures, so we visited it again when we were down in the Laurinburg area in March They have a very old, brick courthouse that is very beautiful. It was kind of strange going through the metal detectors the first time we visited the courthouse. They seemed out of place in such an old building.

Richmond County

Richmond County has their county seat in Rockingham. One of their big claims to fame is the Rockingham speedway but we were most impressed with the ruins of the Great Mill that we found on the side of the main thoroughfare through town: for more information.

Scotland County

In March 2007 we went to Scotland County. The County seat is Laurinburg and we were down there for a Hurricane Region Porsche Autocross. From their website
"known for its Scottish heritage and strong industrial base, Scotland County is home to St. Andrews Presbyterian College,Scotia Village Retirement Community,the annual fall historical John Blue Cotton Festival and a nationally recognized Lumber River canoe trail". Personally, it seemed very quiet to me but they did have an interesting Confederate Monument in front of the Courthouse:

I tend to forget that I'm in the South sometimes.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Here We Go!

This is the first posting of the David & Karin North Carolina County Seat Quest! After a few false starts (forgetting to document our travels was one), we are ready to start tracking our visits to various County Seats in the Great State of North Carolina. We will periodically update our map to trace our progress: