Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina provides a seasonal display of natural beauty with pristine lakes and rivers on a backdrop of rolling hills, balanced with quaint small towns, and the historic, yet sophisticated main street of Downtown Salisbury, NC. Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Spencer, China Grove, Landis and Kannapolis also offer unique downtowns with much to offer.
Many of Authentic North Carolina’s best treasures are found in Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina. Experience authentic North Carolina barbecue, hop on a train at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, research your family history with the best genealogical collection in the Southern US or satisfy your shopping urge at our many unique shops. All this and more in Salisbury-Rowan County, your Authentic North Carolina Destination.
Salisbury is the largest town in Rowan County. Salisbury is noted for its Historic Homes and it’s colleges. Catawba College, Livingston and Rowan Cabarrus Community Colleges are all within the city limits.
The downtowm offers a mix of business and apartments on Main and side streets. There is a thriving arts community located around Easy Street. The Meroney Theatre features plays with live actors known as the Piedmont Players. There is also a new Norvelle Theatre which allows children to act. Coffee houses in the downtown offer live entertainment with music and comedy.
Rowan Public Library offers programs for children and adults. It is also well know for it’s geneology room. It also offers a meeting room for small groups when it is not being used for informative programs for the public. It has several branches in smaller towns around the county.
Our Southern Heritage shows in the many churches located here. You will likely find a denomination of your choice. There are Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist, Catholic, Reformed, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, AME, and non-denominational as well as independent and Jehovah’s Witness and others. All are welcome.
Rowan County Tourism is located in the second block of W. Innes Street in the Gateway Building. They have lots of information about our community.
Amtrak has a station located on Railroad Street. The old train station has been preserved and receptions and large gatherings are now held there on a regular basis.
There are small parks located all around town where you can sit and rest or just go for a walk. More active parks are located on the edges of town and farther out in the county. Dan Nicholas Park offers camping, an animal park, a large fishing lake, miniature golf, a children’s playground, a gem mine and many other activities. There are parks with softball and soccer fields, Frisbee golf and tennis courts. It is not hard to find lots of activities in Rowan County.
The Rufty Homes Center has activities for seniors and also houses senior services. Assisted living centers and long term care facilities are also available.
Rowan Regional Medical Center offers state of the art care with staff physicians on stand by to care for your every need. The VA Medical Center on Brenner Avenue offers a wide variety of services for our veterans.
Come visit Mt. Ulla, Cleveland, Woodleaf, Spencer and East Spencer, Granite Quarry, Rockwell, Gold Hill, China Grove, Landis or Kannapolis. All are surrounding communities of Salisbury. Each community has its own special story to tell. You are always welcome in Rowan County.