Alamance County is located in the heart of North Carolina, an area known as the Piedmont, which extends from Raleigh to Charlotte. Our area joins two major metropolitan areas: the Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem) and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). Two major interstates and an excellent state highway network puts any city in the Piedmont within an hour's drive for county residents.
Alamance County ...... 135,453 Burlington ........ 42,000
Graham (county seat) ...... 12,833
Year Formed: 1849
428 square miles
656 feet above sea level
Sales & Use tax: 7%
Local Lodging tax: 3%
9 in the county; cities and towns are Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Town of Elon, Haw River, Village of Alamance, Green Level, Gibsonville and Swepsonville.
Interstates 85 and 40 makes the county accessible from the north, south, east and west. Only 35 minutes from the Piedmont Triad International Airport (in Greensboro) and 45 minutes away from Raleigh/Durham International Airport.
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Located in the Sunbelt, visitors can enjoy a mild year-round climate with four seasonal changes. Average rainfall is approximately 45 inches. Average annual frozen precipitation is 4.0 inches.*
*Information provided by the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, the Burlington/Alamance County Convention and Visitors' Bureau and the State Climate Office of North Carolina at NC State University.