Chatham County is actually quite close to us http://www.co.chatham.nc.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".