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Spencer is located in Rowan County, North Carolina along the I-85 corridor. We are Rowan’s Original Gateway and have a long history of moving people and commerce through the region via the Yadkin River, railways, and highways. We’re ideally situated in the Piedmont, less than one hour to the Charlotte and Triad metros, about two hours to the Appalachian mountains and the Triangle, and four hours from the Carolina coast.
Additional local highway routes include Salisbury Ave (US Highway 29 N) and Long Ferry Road, both serving regional and local traffic. Local recreational highlights include Stanback Educational Forest, Eighth Street Ballpark, and neighboring East Spencer’s Royal Giants Park.
The community is served by Rowan-Salisbury Schools, with innovative North Rowan Elementary, Middle, and High Schools just a couple of minutes from most neighborhoods.
The North Carolina Transportation Museum, formerly Southern Railroad Company, salutes Spencer’s heritage of a railroad town. The site was a major economic driver from the early 1900’s to 1960’s serving to repair trains and providing jobs, and continues to impact the Town tremendously–generating over 150,000 visitors each year.
The Town partners with the Rowan EDC to foster business and industrial development in our county. Qualified economic development projects may be eligible for the Town’s Investment Grant Program. Find out more about how to jump start your business at the Rowan EDC website, or contact us at 704.633.2231.
Other location highlights:
- Exact midpoint between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA
- 49 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Piedmont Triad International Airport, with corporate and GA services nearby at Rowan County’s Mid Carolina Regional
- Along two active Railways with a 60 acre railway yard and an Am-Track Depot nearby
- Adjacent to I-85 and 25 miles or less to I-40 and I-77
Starting a Business