Uwharries: Rich in Natural & Cultural Heritage

Among the earth’s oldest mountain ranges, the Uwharries sprang from a chain of volcanoes some 500 million years ago. Peaks that once towered to heights of 20,000 feet today top out less at than 1,000 feet.

The Uwharrie Mountains hold significant remnants of early American civilization. Artifacts date inhabitants in the area some 10,000 years before Europeans began settling here in the late 1600s. From near and far, Native Americans traveled to the Uwharries for its abundant resources of stone. They used the stone to make tools – projectiles, blades, hammers and axes.

The forests are much the same today, and the mighty river that ran through the Uwharries is now a chain of lakes — Tuckertown, Badin, Falls and Tillery.

Close by for 5 Million Carolinians …
The Uwharrie Mountains are just one hour from Charlotte and the Triad and less than two hours from Raleigh and Fayetteville.