You may know us from our rich racing history that begins with The Rock, but we are much more than that... We are also a community of natural riches, with pristine forests, unspoiled rivers, and fertile farmland. We are the entrance to Central Park NC and a base camp for people who want to experience the great outdoors.
Richmond County is defined by our authentic, small southern towns. From the railroad history in Hamlet, the historic courthouse town of Rockingham, the agricultural center of Ellerbe, or the crossroad communities of Hoffman and Norman, people can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, and we are just a short drive away.
Richmond County is one for the active. Children from all over the region flock to Discovery Place KIDS to laugh and learn. Sportsmen retreat here to hunt the lush longleaf pine woodlands of the Sand Hills Game Lands, get a unique wing-shooting experience at the hunting plantation, or even compete in field trials and sporting clays. Adventurers come to our scenic rivers and roads for canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking and biking experiences that are second to none.
Richmond County's history is rooted in agriculture. While other communities have lost that heritage, ours is still alive and well today with small family farms, destination produce stands, peach orchards, and wineries.
Most importantly, we offer visitors an escape to a more traditional time, one where we respect the land and nature, and are dedicated to its preservation. Whether it's outdoor adventure, agritourism, heritage tourism and yes, motorsports, Richmond County is the perfect getaway.