Small town living with big city proximity.
Rockingham County, dubbed North Carolina's North Star, is nestled at the tip of the northern Piedmont Triad region, just south of the Virginia border. It's 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: the cities of Eden and Reidsville, and the towns of Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville and Wentworth. Though Rockingham County is mostly rural, its communities still offer small-town living balanced with 21st century amenities.
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.
The Rockingham County government is made up of a Board of Commissioners who share governmental functions at the county level with other elected officials. Five commissioners are elected at-large for staggered four-year terms. The County Commissioners enact policies such as the establishment of the property tax rate, regulation of land use and zoning, and the adoption of the annual budget.
Chambers of Commerce
There are three Chambers of Commerce serving the business community in Rockingham County: