The Town of Spencer is quietly nestled in the heart of the Piedmont just hours away from your choice of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Coastal Beaches of North & South Carolina. We are exactly 49 miles (30 minutes) from two International Airports (CLT & PTI) and easily accessed by rail and four Interstates (I-40, I-85, I-77, I-26). We pride ourselves on maintaining our small town atmosphere, while offering the convenience of major cities such as Charlotte and Winston-Salem only 30 minutes away.
Spencer became the first "development of consequence" to this area after the Southern Railway Company chose to locate a service yard centrally between Washington, DC and Atlanta. Established in 1905, our township that resulted remains loyal to its heritage - boasting the largest contiguous historic district in the State of North Carolina.
The Spencer Shops continue to serve as a reminder to the town's origin, now serving as the site of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, which is open year-round and attracting over 150,000 visitors each year. The activities of preservation and renovation have spilled over into the community as well, bringing about a renewed sense of pride that has become a vital part of everyday life.
Hear how people are taking advantage of such high promise and such low land prices here in Spencer by contacting the Land Management team.