Wilkes County – Come to Where the Mountains Begin!
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Wilkes County is famous for its’ breath taking vistas – especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wilkes County is conveniently located with easy access to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. It’s a thriving, growing county with a legacy of hard working people. Young people as well as retirees move to Wilkes for its’ pristine beauty, business opportunities, cultural activities, entertainment, and attractive cost of living. Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro are the main towns. The county is mostly rural. Wilkes now has several vineyards/wineries which has increased its’ agritourism industry. The parks are very popular for camping and hiking.
MerleFest (music festival) and the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival are exciting events in Wilkes each year.
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Wilkes County Information Links
Appalachian State University (Boone)
Stone Mountain State Park
Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest
Wilkes BMX at Lowe’s Park
W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
Yadkin River Greenway
Kerr Scott Biking Trails
Dark Mountain Trails (biking)
Lowe’s Park at River’s Edge
Wilkes County Parks
Cedarbrook Country Club
Rock Creek Golf Course
Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (Elkin)
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Blue Ridge Electric
G & B Energy
Wilkes County Government
Town of North Wilkesboro
Town of Wilkesboro
High Country Council of Governments
Wilkes Economic Development Corporation
Appalachian Regional Libraries