Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Downtown Mount Airy
Downtown Mount Airy
Nickname(s): 
Mayberry
Mount Airy, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°30′N 80°37′W / 36.500°N 80.617°W / 36.500; -80.617Coordinates: 36°30′N 80°37′W / 36.500°N 80.617°W / 36.500; -80.617
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountySurry
Settled1750s
Incorporated1885
Government
 • MayorDavid Rowe
Area
 • Total8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Land8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,115 ft (340 m)
Population
 • Total28,466
 • Estimate 
(2016)
10,347
 • Density3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
27030-27031
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-44800[2]
GNIS feature ID0990306[3]
Websitehttp://www.mountairy.org/

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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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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