About Wilkes County

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes County is an outdoors lover's paradise. It provides a small town atmosphere with wonderful amenities, and is located within easy reach of many prominent North Carolina cities. Located just 80 miles from Charlotte, 45 miles from Winston-Salem, 45 miles from Hickory, and 35 minutes from Boone, Wilkes County remains an ideal location for those looking to escape the fast paced world of city living, while remaining close enough to commute for a night out on the town. We are a very friendly and family-based community where our patient population is quite diverse. Wilkes County offers the best of both worlds, presented with the flair of true southern hospitality.

Below are resources for you to explore more about Wilkes County.


Historic Downtown
The Record of Wilkes
Town of North Wilkesboro
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
Wilkes County
Wilkes County Health Department
Wilkes Economic Development Corporation
Wilkes Journal Patriot


Wilkes Community College
Wilkes County Schools


Carolina Realty Kids Corner
Herring Ridge Camp Harrison
Oakwoods Golf Course
Rendezvous Mountain
Stone Mountain State Park
Studio 68 - for Dance and Performing Arts
Tonya's Academy of Dance
W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
Wilkes County Health Department Fitness Resources
Wilkes County Parks and Recreation
Wilkes County YMCA
Wings of Wilkes Soccer
Yadkin River Greenway

The Arts/Cultural Events

An Appalachian Summer Festival
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
NC Arts Council - search under Wilkes
The Walker Center
The Wilkes Playmakers
Wilkes Art Gallery


Blue Ridge Parkway
Shine to Wine
Wilkes County Tourism