It is my pleasure to welcome you to Randolph County, the "Heart" of North Carolina, where gently rolling hills, river valleys, and forest lands characterize our beautiful landscape. Although a part of the largest metropolitan area located entirely within North Carolina, it is still small-town living at its best...close enough to larger cities to have access to great amenities, but small enough to escape urban traffic congestion. The newly opened Heart of North Carolina Visitor Centers, located one mile south of Seagrove on Hwy 220 Bypass, offer many special features to make your stop more enjoyable, including calming waterfalls and fountains, views from a "green" rooftop, and a custom rock fireplace. Randolph County is conveniently located in the "Heart" or near geographic center of North Carolina, and includes the municipalities of Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity.
A part of the Piedmont Triad region, we are approximately 90 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west; 200 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 80 miles north of the South Carolina state line; and 75 miles south of the Virginia state line – and the midway point between New York City and Orlando, Florida, both at just over 560 miles from Asheboro, the county seat. Our central location allows residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy all the scenic beauty and variety that North Carolina has to offer; and experiences the best of all seasons, including vibrant fall color, mild winter temperatures and beautiful spring and summer landscapes! Additionally, Duke University Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, UNC Healthcare, High Point Regional Health System, and Cone Health are all located within a 90-mile radius of the city center. In addition to a range of recreational facilities and a thriving arts scene, Asheboro is home to the North Carolina Zoo, the largest natural habitat zoo in the world.