Welcome to the Foothills of North Carolina
Wilkes County welcomes you to share in the life of its community, one that is historically significant and surprisingly modern. Located in the foothills of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes County is convenient, affordable, and a very friendly place to live and do business. The county is interested in the wellbeing of its approximate 65,500 citizens, and continues to build business opportunities, recreational facilities and cultural art opportunities second to none. The area’s outstanding festivals, lake, parks and recreational opportunities draw thousands of visitors each year.
Wilkes County has a diversified economic base and a wide range of opportunity for businesses both small and large to grow and prosper. Wilkes County has something for everyone – its history is memorable, its future is assured!