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
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Settled 1750s
Incorporated 1885
 • Mayor David Rowe
 • 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 28,466
 • Estimate (2016) 10,347
 • Density 3,400/sq mi (1,300/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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 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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