The Town of Wilkesboro owns and operates two cemeteries – Mountain Park Cemetery and Old Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Town staff are responsible for the grounds maintenance and maintaining the maps for the cemeteries.
Office located at:206 S. Bridge StreetWilkesboro, NC 28697
West Jefferson and Boone are two more places to explore in North Carolina Mountains. West Jefferson is 25 miles to the northwest of Wilkesboro, while Boone is 30 miles to the west. Accommodations in West Jefferson include the Holiday Inn Express West Jefferson and Nation's Inn. The Courtyard Boone and Holiday Inn Express Boone are the accommodation options in Boone.
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The Town of Wilkesboro Water Filtration Plant utilizes a conventional type treatment process with eight dual-media gravity filters. The plant has the capacity to treat 10 million gallons per day and gets its source water from the Yadkin River. The original plant was constructed in 1964 and has been expanded and upgraded over the years and is now a modern water treatment facility including a certified laboratory. Water quality is top priority for the town’s eight (8) state-certified water treatment specialists, who operate the plant around the clock.
Office Location:203 West Main StreetWilkesboro, NC 28697
North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was approximately 4,116 at the 2000 census and is now 4,245 as of the 2010 census. North Wilkesboro is the birthplace and original home of Lowe's Home Improvement, which continues to have a major presence in the community. The town is also known as one of the birthplaces of the sport of stock-car racing, and the North Wilkesboro Speedway was the first NASCAR-sanctioned track. North Wilkesboro's major industries include furniture and textile production, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. Due to the town's proximity to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and the numerous tourist venues there, North Wilkesboro has been nicknamed the "Key to the Blue Ridge".While one of NASCAR's original speedways shares the name of North Wilkesboro with the town it is important to note that the speedway is not located inside of the town's limits. The North Wilkesboro Speedway predates the founding of NASCAR; the speedway held its first race on May 18, 1947 and from there it grew in popularity. On October 16, 1949 the Speedway held the 8th and final race of the 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Division; when the race was over Robert "Red" Byron had become the first NASCAR-sanctioned champion. The North Wilkesboro Speedway held NASCAR races for 50 years; on September 29, 1996 Jeff Gordon would win the final race to be held at the speedway. In 1995, following the death of long-time owner and track founder Enoch Staley, the speedway was purchased by two new owners, Bob Bahre and Bruton Smith. Soon after their purchase, both men announced that they were closing the speedway and moving its two NASCAR race dates to their new tracks in Texas and New Hampshire. The decision met with strong criticism from race fans. Since 1996 several unsuccessful attempts have been made to purchase and reopen the speedway to racing; most recently a group known as "Save the Speedway" has been working to provide historic markers and collect memorabilia from the speedway's rich racing history. In 2010 the speedway reopened and already has races booked.