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.
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:
- City of Eden
- City of Reidsville
- Town of Madison
- Town of Mayodan
- Town of Stoneville
- Town of Wentworth
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!
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.
- 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: