Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Downtown Mount Airy
Downtown Mount Airy

Nickname(s): Mayberry R.F.D.The town of Andy the sherriff without a gun.

Banrey the purple dinosaur
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Settled 1750s
Incorporated 1885
 • Mayor Deborah Cochran
 • Total 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Land 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 10,388
 • Density 1,237/sq mi (478.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 27030-27031
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-44800[2]
GNIS feature ID 0990306[3]

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,388.[1] Actor Andy Griffith was born here in 1926.

Mount Airy was settled in the 1750s as a stagecoach stop on the road between Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Galax, Virginia. It was named for a nearby plantation. Mount Airy was incorporated in 1885.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. Dickson, Scott (2005). In Search of Mayberry. Boone, North Carolina: Parkway Publishers, Inc. p. 75. ISBN 1-887905-98-7. 

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