Alleghany County North Carolina
“Small Town Charm with Southern Atmosphere”


Alleghany County is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northwestern North Carolina and was formed out of Ashe County by an act of the 1858-1859 session of the North Carolina legislature. With our small-town charm and Southern atmosphere, Alleghany County is a great place to live, work and just enjoy life.

Alleghany County is located in northwestern North Carolina, and near the border of the southern part with State of Virginia. The county is located entirely within the Appalachian Mountains region of western North Carolina. Most of the county is located atop a rolling plateau that ranges from 2,500 feet to 3,000 feet. The southern border of the county drops abruptly nearly 1,500 feet to the Foothills region of North Carolina.  The highest point in the county is Peach Bottom Mountain – Catherine Knob at 4,175 feet. The major rivers of Alleghany County are the New River, and the Little River; the latter flows through the town of Sparta, the county seat.


 



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