Alleghany County, North Carolina
county in North Carolina, United States
Alleghany County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 10,677 people lived there. Its county seat is Sparta.
|Coordinates: 36°29′N 81°08′W / 36.49°N 81.13°W|
|Named for||Alleghany Mountains|
|• Total||237 sq mi (610 km2)|
|• Land||235 sq mi (610 km2)|
|• Water||1.5 sq mi (4 km2) 0.6%%|
|• Density||47/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
The county was made in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County, North Carolina.
Alleghany County is part of the High Country Council of Governments.
Since it is in the mountains, Alleghany County has cooler summers than most other places in North Carolina. The temperature usually does not go above 85 °F in the summer. But in the winter the temperature is colder than most places in North Carolina.
These counties are connected to Alleghany County:
- Grayson County, Virginia - north
- Surry County, North Carolina - east
- Wilkes County, North Carolina - south
- Ashe County, North Carolina - west
These are the biggest roads in Alleghany County:
Cities and TownsEdit
These cities and towns are in Alleghany County: