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Pittsboro, NC

Pittsboro is located in the heart of Chatham County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. It is the county seat and home to the Chatham County Government Complex, employing more than 1,300 people.

Residents of Pittsboro embrace small town values of respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its people are a diverse group of artists and farmers, merchants and students, and it is home to the North Carolina Zen Center. It supports software developers, bio-fuel research and production, antique shops and art galleries. 

Pittsboro is ideally situated at the intersection of US 64 and Hwy 15-501. It's a short drive to recreation areas at Jordan Lake State Park (visited by 1-2 million people annually), Raleigh and Chapel Hill. It is adjacent to the State's newest Natural Area – 960 acres along the scenic Haw River. 

Pittsboro Court House, Chatham County Seat

Main Street Pittsboro

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Brief history of Pittsboro

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Town Motto

"A community with a proud past and a bright future"

Population Change since 2000 Census

Increased 56%

Driving times to:


  • Research Triangle Park

37 Minutes

  • Raleigh Durham Airport

44 Minutes

  • the NC coast (Wilmington, NC)

2 Hours, 35 Minutes

  • the NC mountains (Boone, NC)

2 Hours, 50 Minutes


Community Information

Local News Websites
The Chatham Journal 
The Chatham News
Chatham County Online
NBC 17 TV 

University Websites
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

City Websites

Town of Pittsboro 
A Guide to Pittsboro

Area Websites of Interest
Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jordan Lake State Park

Local Shopping & Dining
Blue Sky Equestrian 
Chatham Marketplace 
Bizu Jewelry
Fearrington Village Shops
French Connections 
The Joyful Jewel 
Katie Leigh Dresses 
McIntyre's Books 
Payne's Stained Glass
Pittsboro Farmers Market 
Pittsboro Toys 
Spa at Bell House 
Angelina's Kitchen
Fearrington House Restaurant 
S&T Sode Shoppe
The Fearrington Granary

The General Store Cafe 
Virlie's Grill 
Carolina Brewery 
Vespertine Craft Gallery

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