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.

Alleghany County
Alleghany County Courthouse
Alleghany County Courthouse
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′N 81°08′W / 36.49°N 81.13°W / 36.49; -81.13
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forAlleghany Mountains
Largest townSparta
 • Total237 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Land235 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2)  0.6%%
 • Total11,155
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th


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.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

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Important RoadsEdit

These are the biggest roads in Alleghany County:

Cities and TownsEdit

These cities and towns are in Alleghany County: