Wilkes county NC

outdoorsman place to be!

Wilkesboro home of Wilkes County

Wilkes County was founded in 1778. John Wilkes who lost position as lord mayor of the city of London founded Wilkes county. It is located in mountain region of NC around the blue ridge mountains. "where the mountains begin" is a good motto the town of Wilkesboro has came up with, it fits it good because of the blue ridge mountains. Blue ridge parkway is one of the natural landmarks.

government of Wilkesboro

Mike Inscore is the mayor of Town of Wilkesboro. Inscore was first elected in 1997 to the Wilkesboro Town Board as a Commissioner he was re-elected in 2000 and 2004 and followed by election to the office of Mayor in 2007.

land and attractions

Wilkes County is home to the blue ridge mountains and blue ridge parkway. It is a great place to be if you love being outdoors and doing outdoor activities. North Carolina's largest music festival is held here attracting 81,000 people! The Merlefest.