About Rockingham County


You’re In A Good Place.

Rockingham County, North Carolina is nestled in the gently rising foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Our terrain is a good place to experience natural splendors.

IMG_0107Here, you will find rural, small-town charm coupled with close proximity to big-city amenities in North Carolina’s Northern Piedmont Triad region.

Located just south of the Virginia border, Rockingham County is just a one-hour drive to the mountains in the west or a three-hour drive to N.C.’s outstanding beaches in the east.

Rockingham County, North Carolina is made up of six municipalities:

Our most abundant natural resource, water, makes Rockingham County a good place for powering industries as well as offering numerous options for outdoor recreation.

Whether it’s for a weekend retreat, business meeting or a lifetime:

You’re in a good place in Rockingham County, NC!


History

The county was founded in 1785 and is named after Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marques of Rockingham in Britain. Wentworth gained popularity in America for securing repeal of the Stamp Act and for his efforts to end the Revolutionary War.


Quick Facts

  • County Size: 572 square miles
  • County Population:  93,643 (2010 census)
  • County Workforce: 40,000 (approximate)
  • Tax Rate: $0.698 per $100 valuation
  • County Seat: Wentworth
  • Avg. Annual Rainfall: 49 in.
  • Avg. Annual Snow:  12 in.
  • Avg. Annual HighTemperature:  69 F
  • Avg. Annual Low Temperature:  48 F

Chambers of Commerce

There are three Chambers of Commerce serving the business community in Rockingham County: