Alleghany County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Alleghany County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 10,888 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Sparta.

Alleghany County
Alleghany County Courthouse
Alleghany County Courthouse
Heart Of The Blue Ridge Parkway
"Authentically Alleghany"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Alleghany County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°29′22″N 81°07′56″W / 36.489356°N 81.132299°W / 36.489356; -81.132299
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forAllegheny Mountains
Largest communitySparta
 • Total236.26 sq mi (611.9 km2)
 • Land234.84 sq mi (608.2 km2)
 • Water1.42 sq mi (3.7 km2)  0.60%
 • Total10,888
 • Density46.36/sq mi (17.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

History change

The county was made in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County, North Carolina.

Government change

Alleghany County is part of the High Country Council of Governments.

Weather change

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.

Adjacent Counties change

These counties are connected to Alleghany County:

Important Roads change

These are the biggest roads in Alleghany County:

Cities and Towns change

These cities and towns are in Alleghany County:

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Alleghany County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.