Welcome to the Town of Ellerbe in the Sandhills of North Carolina.
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.
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