The History Behind Chatham!

Chatham County was built in 1771 in the Piedmont region. In 1758, the county was named for William Pitt. William Pitt served as British Prime Minister from 1766 to 1768 and opposed harsh colonial policies.

Come see the Jordan Lake!

Jordan Lake covers 13,940 acres with a shoreline of 180 miles. Come to the

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Jordan Lake has nine recreation areas you and your family can stay at--Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, Parker's Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek, New Hope Overlook, and White Oak Recreation Area.

Don't forget Summer Camp!

Stop by Chatham County's Noethwest District Park for some family time as you visit the park or sign your child(ren) up for the summer camp they have coming up. Spaces are limited so sign up now!


Pittsboro is Chatham County's County Seat. When Pittsboro was founded on January 6, 1787, just south of Orange County, Pittsboro's first courthouse was built. Surrounded by inns and taverns, the public square was the place to be on "courtweeks". In 1881, a the courthouse was revised with brick. However, in 1991, it was put back to it's original appearance. Now, it is Pittsboro most famous historic place still standing.

For More Information on Chatham County, visit www.chathamnc.org

Before you go:

Before you go, be sure to stop by the surrounding counties: Orange County, Lee County, Durham County, Moore County, Wake County, Randolph County, Harnett County, Alamance County.