We are a small, progressive community located in the scenic Sandhills region of central North Carolina. Our government, businesses and citizens are partners in building a future that retains our small town character and agricultural roots.
Located on Interstate 73-74 (Business 220) 10 miles north of Rockingham, Ellerbe is framed by rolling hills and fertile farmland with great natural beauty. It is located in the Sandhills only about 1 hour or less from Greensboro, 1 1/2 to Charlotte, Raleigh, or Fayetteville. The Pinehurst/Southern Pines area is only thirty minutes away. The Pee Dee River and Town Creek Indian Mound can be reached with a short drive. Once known as a peach center, it now features truck farming, tobacco farms, and poultry and swine farms in the surrounding area. Downtown has antique stores, a general merchandise store, a hardware; beauty salons, funeral homes, a realty/forestry office, a medical clinic, banks, churches, grocery stores, a feed, seed, and fertilizer store, a small-engine repair shop, garages, service stations, a post office, a drugstore, an ice cream stand, a hosiery mill, a recycling center, and three restaurants. A restaurant/inn is located just 1/2 mile north of the city limits. The town has a multi-cultural population. The 2000 census reported 1,021 residents.