Pittsboro was established as a town in 1785. The Chatham County Court House stood on land belonging to Miles Scurlock; however, in 1787, the legislature declared that a town could not be established on Scurlock's land. The town's trustees instead purchased adjacent land belonging to William Petty and laid out the town. That same year, Pittsboro was officially named the county seat. Although Chatham County is named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Pittsboro is named for his son, William Pitt the Younger.


Pittsboro was once considered as a potential site for both the University of North Carolina and the state capitol. UNC was eventually sited in Chapel Hill and the state capitol was located approximately 30 miles to the east of Pittsboro, in Raleigh.

Attractions and Activities

Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 542-4684



Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
280 State Park Road
Apex, NC  27523
919-362-0586

 The Abundance Foundation
“The Plant”
220 Lorax Lane Box 5
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-533-5181

 

There are other regularly scheduled events including First Sundays and Fishy Fridays. For a complete list of events please visit: Pittsboro/Siler City Events Calendar

Parks and Recreation

For more information, please visit Pittsboro Park Facilities.

Norman Block
Norman Block
Sales Executive