Wilkes County, NC


Welcome to Wilkes County! This county was once known as the “Moonshine Capital of the World” and offers a great chance to enjoy rural mountain living with the convenience of mountain towns like Boone and larger cities like Hickory and Winston-Salem nearby. Plus, the town of Wilkesboro offers idyllic small town charm and fun events.

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Why Choose Wilkes County?

Great Place To Live

Wilkes County offers a laid back lifestyle with plenty to see and do. Visit Stone Mountain State Park, enjoy concerts & outdoor movies in Downtown Wilkesboro, or see the colors in the fall. Plus Wilkes is home to festivals like FaithFest, Merlefest, and the Prohibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival.

As well, the county was the home of the first NASCAR track, and has seen NASCAR return in 2023! (Learn more)

Great Place To Build

The county is located on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian Mountains chain). The county offers a range of climates and land topographies, from the mountainous high elevation regions in the west, to the piedmont rolling hills in the east, you can find a picturesque building site.

As well, the Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the county, offering easy access to one of the most picturesque drives in the county.

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