Alleghany County, North Carolina

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Alleghany County, North Carolina
Alleghany County Courthouse Sparta NC.jpg
Alleghany County Courthouse
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1859
Named forAlleghany Mountains
SeatSparta
Largest townSparta
Area
 • Total237 sq mi (614 km2)
 • Land235 sq mi (609 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010)11,155
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district5th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.alleghanycounty-nc.gov

Alleghany County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 10,677 people lived there. Its county seat is Sparta.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County, North Carolina.

Government[change | change source]

Alleghany County is part of the High Country Council of Governments.

Weather[change | change source]

Since it is in the mountains, Alleghany County has cooler summers than most other places in North Carolina. The temperature usually does not go above 85 °F in the summer. But in the winter the temperature is colder than most places in North Carolina.

Adjacent Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Alleghany County:

Important Roads[change | change source]

These are the biggest roads in Alleghany County:

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Alleghany County: