Lenoir North Carolina
“Where the High Country Begins”
Town of Lenoir NC
The small city of Lenoir North Carolina is located in Caldwell county at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lenoir offers many visitors to the area; main street festivals, arts, restaurants, shopping, attractions, lodging, museums, hiking trails, wineries, and breweries.
History of Lenoir NC
The original settlement of Lenoir was first known as Tucker’s Barn. The community of Tucker’s Barn, which was settled by a family named Tucker around 1765. The Tucker homestead became a gathering place for many occasions. It was a voting precinct, a muster ground, a store and a place for celebrations. At least one large Fourth of July celebration included a drum corps, a march of Revolutionary veterans and speeches by General William Lenoir.
Tucker’s Barn was chosen as the county seat to Caldwell County in 184. The new county seat was named Lenoir in honor of General William Lenoir, a Revolutionary hero and trustee of the University of North Carolina.
In 1889 the Lenoir Furniture Company was formed starting the furniture industry in which developed into an industry that would supply thousands of jobs to people not only in Lenoir, but also in the western North Carolina region. The world quickly learned of Lenoir North Carolina as fine-crafted furniture made its way into homes in over thirty different countries. The Southern Furniture market brought buyers from all over the United States to Lenoir to preview the new lines of furniture that would be coming to market.
- T.H Broyhill Walking Park
- Caldwell Historical Museum
- Bo’ Family Entertainment
- Fort Defiance
- Lenoir Greenway
- Festival of African American Arts
- Lenoir Cruise-Ins
- Mow Day, Plow Day
- The Butterfly Festival
- The Blackberry Festival
- Happy Valley Old-time Fiddlers’ Convention
- Molasses Festival
- Bridge to Bridge Incredible Cycling Challenge