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Claremont, North Carolina

Claremont NC is a small town located in the foothills of Western North Carolina in Catawba County, and has roots that date back to the early 1800's when the area around present day Claremont was first referred to as "Charlotte Crossing".  Later the name was changed again to "Setzer's Depot" buCatawba County Sealt ultimately the name was changed in 1892 to Claremont, after an early settler, Clare Sigmon. The town has seen strong economic growth over the years and is blessed with large and small businesses that provide a good tax base. These include high quality furniture industries and two fiber optical and coaxial cable manufacturing plants within the city limits. The Norfolk-Southern Railroad also passes through the city limits.
     An attraction in the Claremont area is the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge located on Highway 70, a few miles east of town. The bridge spans Lyles Creek as part of a road that originally followed a Native American trail and is one of only two covered bridges left in the state. Claremont also has lovely downtown park,  Claremont Park located on East Main Street, next to Claremont Elementary School. This park is 21 acres, and has tennis courts, horseshoe pits, sheltered picnic areas, a pavilion and an amphitheater, and a paved quarter mile walking trail.

 

Resources
City Website:
Claremont: City Hall, 3288 East Main Street, Claremont NC 28610; 828-459-7009
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Asheville
County: Catawba County
: County Offices, 100-A South West Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-8201
Elevation & Population:
981 feet, 1,050+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Catawba County Visitor Information Center, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
County Chamber of Commerce:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
Newspapers
: The Claremont Courier, 3283 White Oak Court, Claremont NC 28610; 828-320-8450 and the Hickory Daily Record, 1100 Park Place, Hickory NC 28603; 828-322-4510
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Carmike 14, 2000 SE Catawba Valley Boulevard, Hickory NC 28603; 828-304-0004 and Carolina Theater, 221 1st Avenue NW, Hickory NC 28601; 828-322-7210
High Schools: Bunker Hill High School, 4675 Oxford School Road, Claremont NC 28610; 828-241-3355
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory NC 28601; 828-328-1741 and Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-327-7000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center Street, Hickory NC 28601; 828-315-5000 and Catawba Valley Medical Center, 810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-326-3000
Area Major Festivals: Catawba Valley Pottery Festival (March)
Area Natural Attractions:  
Pisgah National Forest, South Mountains State Park

Area Cultural Attractions:
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Harper House/Hickory History Center, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Motor Speedway,  Hickory Museum of Art, Hiddenite Center, Historic Murray's Mill 


Real Estate
There are no real estate companies with offices in Claremont. See Hickory 

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
(See also Hickory)
Overseas & Exotic
Hannah's Bar-B-Que: (BBQ) 2942 North Oxford Street, Claremont NC 28610; 828-459-9889

Cafes & Grills
Boxcar Grill: (Grill) 3140 North Oxford Street, Claremont NC 28610; 828-459-9287
Claremont Cafe: (Cafe) 4485 South Depot Street, Claremont NC 28610; 828-459-2190

Pizza
Pinocchio's Pizza: (Pizza) 3252 West Main Street, Claremont NC 28610, 828-459-7799

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
(See also Hickory)
Motels
Super 8: (Motel) 3054 North Oxford Street, Claremont NC 28610; 828-459-7777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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