Alleghany County is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northwestern North Carolina and was formed out of Ashe County by an act of the 1858-1859 session of the North Carolina legislature. One of our goals is to preserve the qualities of our county while moving toward the future with technology and economic development. With our small-town charm and Southern atmosphere, Alleghany County is a great place to live, work and just enjoy life.
Once known as the Lost Province due to its early isolation, Alleghany County is now known as the Unspoiled Province because of its preserved, scenic beauty and undeveloped outdoors.
Located on the Eastern Continental Divide in northwestern North Carolina, this Unspoiled Province is nestled between ancient rivers and age-old mountains that reach splendid heights of 3,000 to 4,000 feet.
The area's charm and pleasant atmosphere is matched by a comfortable and gentle climate. Even on the hottest days of summer, a cool refreshing breeze is guaranteed by the lofty elevation.
For the visitor seeking recreation, there are miles of hiking trail in the state and national parks -- Stone Mountain and New River State Park and Blue Ridge Parkway -- as well as along county back roads
Gem Valley LLC, 2489 Little Peak Creek Road, Jefferson, NC 28640, PH: 336-982-5177
Stone Mountain State Park 336-957-8185
Canoe outfitters offer canoes, kayaks, rafts and tubes for floats down the New and Little Rivers. For the angler, the rivers and streams are famous native trout, small mouth bass, musky and good fishing.
New River Campground and Canoe , 286 US Highway 21 North, Sparta, NC 28675
RiverCamp USA, Piney Creek, NC 28663
Riverside Canoe & Tube Rental, 2966 Garvey Bridge Rd., West Jefferson, NC 28694
For the golfer, the mountains offer a unique challenge impossible to duplicate on a flat landscape and a number of local golf courses are open to the public.
Crestview Golf Course, 248 Crestview Lane, Ennice, NC 28623
New River Country Club, 1273 Golf Course Road, Sparta, NC 28675
Olde Beau Golf Club, Olde Beau Boulevard, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Campgrounds and Cottages within 50 miles.