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City Hall
Tel (336) 599-3116
Fax (336) 599-3774
105 South Lamar Street
PO Box 128 Roxboro, NC 27573


CommunitiesWithin the city limits of Roxboro the community is a combination of private homes, apartments, rental properties and a small percentage of trailer homes. Just outside of the city limits the communities are typically subdivisions of private homes and single family homes.

The median rent in Roxboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $731 on average.

Townships in the County

Allensville Flat River Olive Hill
Bushy Fork Holloway Woodsdale
Cunningham Mount Tirzah


Maple Heights Rest Home - Assisted Living
2065 Chub Lake Rd
Roxboro, NC 27574-7147
(336) 599-1255

Herring Crest Family Care Home - Independent Living
2174 Leasburg Rd
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

Morton Manor Rest Home - Assisted Living
7700 Dirgie Mine Rd
Roxboro, North Carolina, 27573-7208


Roxboro Nursing Center

901 Ridge Rd
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

Cambridge Hills Assisted Living
5660 Durham Rd
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

Person County Council on Aging
A Senior Citizen's Guide to Services is available at the Senior Center
121A Depot Street 336- 599-7484


  Person County Memorial Hospital
615 Ridge Road
Roxboro, NC 27573

  Duke University Medical Center
(888) 275-3853

  Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Road
Durham, NC

  Halifax Regional Hospital
2204 Wilborn Avenue
So Boston, VA 24592
South Boston, VA 24592-1645
(434) 517-3100
County Health Department
  Home Health & Hospice
  Board of Health
  County Health Department


Person County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Larry Cartner
School Board Gordon Powell
  Jimmy Wilkins
  Pecolia Beatty
  Vickie Nelson
Helena Elementary Dr. Margaret Kay Allen Principal 355 Helena Moriah Road
Timberlake, NC 27583
(336) 364-7715
(336) 364-2501 (Fax)
North Elementary Marionette Jeffers
260 Henderson Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-7262
(336) 599-0128 (Fax)
North End Elementary Chrystal Brooks
378 Mill Creek Road
Roxboro, NC 27574
(336) 599-3313
(336) 597-8700 (Fax)
Oak Lane Elementary Melinda Chambers

Rick Chambers
2076 Jim Morton Road
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541
(336) 364-2204
(336) 364-1036 (Fax)
South Elementary Dr. Mary Calhoun
1333 Hurdle Mills Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-7133
(336) 597-4611 (Fax)
Stories Creek Elementary Veronica I. Clay
133 Stories Creek Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 503-8071
(336) 503- 8083 (Fax)
Woodland Elementary Mark Dickerson
7391 Semora Road
Semora, NC 27343
(336) 599-7442
(336) 599-8730 (Fax)
Northern Middle Kelly Gentry
1935 Carver Drive
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-6344
(336) 598-9207 (Fax)
Southern Middle Bill Boston

209 Southern Middle School Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-6995
(336) 503-0587 (Fax)

Person High School Steve Hester
Jerry Caricote
Associate Principal
Kirk Brozy
Assistant Principal
1010 Ridge Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-8321
(336) 599-6583 (Fax)
Charter Schools    
Bethel Hill John Betterton
401 Bethel Hill School Road
Roxboro, NC  27574
(336) 599-2823
Roxboro Community School Walter Finnigan
115 Lake Drive
Roxboro, NC  27573
(336) 597-0020
(336) 597-3152 (fax)
Private Schools    
Roxboro Christian Academy Wallace Cowan
640 Wesleyan Heights Rd.
P O BOX 1357
Roxboro, NC  27573
(336) 599-0208
Person Christian School   PO Box 1201
Industrial Dr
Roxboro, NC  27573
Zion Christian Academy Pastor, Teresa Johnson
2850 Virgilina Road
PO Box 3388
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 503-0056
College in Roxboro
Piedmont Community College   1715 College Drive
PO Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-1181
(336) 597-3817 (fax)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roxboro
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 962-2211
Duke University  
North Carolina Central University  
Durham Technical Community College  
Elon College  
Vance-Granville Community College  
Meredith College  


Piedmont Electric
Hwy 158 East /Surl Community -County
Roxboro, NC  27574
800-222-3107 Customer Service
800-449-2667 Outage reporting
Progress Energy
P.O. Box 2041
Raleigh, NC 27602-2041
800-452-2777 Bus Office
800-419-6356 Outage reporting
Public Service Company of North Carolina
877-776-2427 Customer Service
877-867-7627 Appliances

Carolane Propane Gas Inc.
1263 Durham Rd.
Roxboro, NC  27573
800-318-9047 Customer Service

EMBARQ / local service provider
Cellular/Wireless Sales
1049 Durham Rd/Inside Wal-Mart
Roxboro, NC  27573
800-255-8359 Customer Service
Water & Sewer
Roxboro City Municipal Building
105 S. Lamar Street
Roxboro, NC  27573

(96.7 FM; Roxboro, NC;
Owner: Roxboro Broadcasting Company)
(97.5 FM; South Boston, VA; Owner: Radio One Licenses, LLC)
(93.9 FM; Burlington, NC;
Owner: Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
(91.5 FM; Chapel Hill, NC; Owner: Board Of Trustees University Of NC At Chapel Hill)
(94.7 FM; Raleigh, NC; Owner: Carolina Media Group, Inc.)
(105.1 FM; Durham, NC; Owner: Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
(101.5 FM; Raleigh, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, Inc.)
(1430 AM; 1 kW; Roxboro, NC)
(1310 AM; 5 kW; Durham, NC; Owner: Positive Group, Inc.)
(1250 AM; 5 kW; Danville, VA; Owner: Mitchell Communications, Inc.)
Charter Communications
107 Weeks Dr
Roxboro, NC 27573-3929
(336) 599-1128
TV broadcast stations around Roxboro
(Channel 5; Raleigh, NC; Owner: Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
(Channel 11; Durham, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
WRAZ (Channel 50; Raleigh, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
(Channel 4; Chapel Hill, NC; Owner: University Of North Carolina)
(Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: Raleigh (WRDC-TV) Licensee, Inc.)
(Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: Three Angels Broadcasting Network)



Person Area Transportation System (PATS)
304 South Morgan Street Room 203 Roxboro, North Carolina 27573 Telephone: 336-597-1771 or 336-597-8024 Fax: 336-599-1609 Hours of Operation: PATS Office hours are 8:30 until 5:00 Monday through Friday

TransportationPersonal transportation is still the primary method for getting around in Roxboro and Person county. Carpooling and combining trips is encouraged to save resources.

Person County Airport Located a short driving distance from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State. Located 6 miles south of the city of Roxboro. The Airport is Located 8 Miles North of Durham on Montgomery Drive in Timberlake, North Carolina. Person County Airport is located 6 miles south of Roxboro in Person County. TDF has an asphalt runway of 5,700 ft. x 100 ft. with weight limitations of 30,000 lbs. for single wheeled planes. Person County Airport has 66 based aircraft and is 52% used by transient general aviation. 6 miles S of ROXBORO, NC36-17-05.611N , 078-59-03.217W130625.611 (seconds), -284343.217 (seconds)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Located five miles east of Research Triangle Park, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) provides efficient and cost-effective travel options for the Research Triangle Region. RDU has two primary runways (10,000 ft. x 150 ft. & 7,500 ft. x 150 ft.) and a secondary, crosswind runway (3,550 ft. x 100 ft.). RDU is served by seventeen airline carriers with a total of nearly 300 flights daily. Non-stop weekday flights to international cities include London, Toronto, Ottawa and Bahamas destinations. RDU has been consistently in the top five among the nation's largest airports for on-time arrivals and on-time departures. An U.S. Customs office, 6 all-cargo carriers and numerous freight forwarders are housed at RDU.

Greensboro Airport


Palace Pointe

The Palace Pointe features 10 entertainment offerings.
Eight screens showing the latest first run movies, roller skating, bowling and more.


Person County Tourism Development Authority
... a place where people care about the past and the future and invite you to come celebrate the best time of all - the present.

Travel north, just beyond the bustling urban areas of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and discover Roxboro in beautiful Person County, NC.

Person County Museum of History
This unique collection of buildings and exhibits will delight historians and casual visitors alike.
  Historic Buildings on Site
  Permanent Exhibits

Historical Uptown Walking Tour
  Take a walk through our historic district and the past
For a brochure or more information call 336-598-0918 or    E-mail

Kirby Theater

Cultural arts including live theater, dance and concerts are the norm in this recently restored former movie house.
Past and future headliners include Doc Watson, The Embers and Mike Cross with year-round local productions.


Person County Parks and Recreation Department
Roxboro City Lake

The old city lake, sometimes referred to as Isaac Walton Lake, is a primary source of water for Roxboro with access at the boat dock located off a gravel road (opposite Clayton’s Store) via SR 1336 and SR 1333 (Chub Lake St.) in Person County.

In 1984, the 100-acre lake’s dam and spillway collapsed causing the lake to drain and destroying the fishery. In 1985, the Wildlife Commission restocked the lake with largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish and channel catfish. The lake reopened to fishing in March 1987. Crappie fishing is considered excellent by local anglers with nice stringers of 1-pound fish caught each spring. Bass fishing is rated as fair-to-good with occasional catches of lunker (6 to 10 pounds) fish.

The best fishing for these two species is in the old creek channel and around some of the stump fields in this lake. The lake also supports good fishing for bream and channel catfish, particularly during the summer. The lake is open year round and operating hours are from sunrise to sunset. There is a 25 hp restriction on outboard motors for Roxboro City Lake.

Attribution: NC Wildlife Resource Commission


Hyco Lake

This 3,750 acre lake boasts a 65 acre recreation park located 10 miles west of Roxboro on NC Hwy. 57 in Person County.
Camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water sports, swimming, walking and tennis are offered daily. Call the Person-Caswell Lake Authority at 336-599-4343 for more information including a map and brochure.

Mayo Lake

This 2800 acre lake with a shoreline of 85 miles is highlighted by a 120 acre park. Camping, walking, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, and fishing are enjoyed daily.
The park is located off Hwy. 49 North of Roxboro on Neal's Store Road (SR 1515). For a map, brochure and reservations, call 336-597-1755.


Several parks are located throughout the county providing a variety of recreational opportunities including playgrounds, walking tracks, picnic shelters, tennis courts, ball fields, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and restrooms.

Roxboro Country Club

Located at 260 Club House Rd.,
Roxboro Country Club offers a traditional links 18 hold golf course (walk or ride) and a practice range with short-game practice area. A PGA professional is available for lessons. Call 336-599-2332 for reservations and rates.

(Attribution: Person County Tourism Development Authority)

Virginia International Raceway

Virginia International Raceway hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days and private test rentals.
Built around the VIRginia International Raceway, the VIR Motorsport Country Club is a high performance driving venue that also offers extensive resort facilities.

Civic Groups

This a brief list. For more, visit The Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce website

Children & Youth
Children's Home Society of North Carolina
Kenneth Tuterow - President,
PO Box 14608
Greensboro, NC 27415-4608
Learning Connections
Barb Arel - Resource Educator
Earl Bradsher Preschool
404 South Morgan Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Old North State Boy Scouts of America
Todd Whalen - District Executive
PO Box 29046
Greensboro, NC 27429-9046
Person County 4-H Clubs, Inc.
Jennifer Brewer - 4-H Agent
304 South Morgan Street
Room 123 Roxboro, NC 27573
Person County Arts Council
Kaye Rudd/Phillip Holeman - Co-Directors
213 North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Person County Mentors
Jennifer Nutt - Program Coordinator
304 South Morgan Street
Room 123
Roxboro, NC 27573
Person County Partnership for Children
Judy Batten - Executive Director
PO Box 1791
25 Reams Avenue
Roxboro, NC 27574
Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council
PO Box 1533
201 North Main Street,
Suite 116
Roxboro, NC 27573
Youth for Christ
Rev. Scott Williams - Executive Director
993 Leasburg Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
Vulnerable & Aging Populations
Person County Group Homes, Inc.
David Forsythe - Executive Director
PO Box 721
202 North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Person County Council on Aging
Herb Harris - Executive Director
PO Box 764
21A Depot Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Person Family Medical & Dental Center, Inc.
Tina Williams - CEO
PO Box 350
702 North Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Special Olympics
Kay Rudd - Local Coordinator
425 Long Avenue
Roxboro, NC 27573
Crisis Intervention
American Red Cross
Pat Lea - Branch Manager
PO Box 1793
Roxboro, NC 27573
Roxboro- Person County Rescue Squad, Inc.
Stephen Bryan - Chief
PO Box 1598
Roxboro, NC 27573
The Christian Help Center
PO Box 1882
122 Depot Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
Health & Wellness
Animal Protection Society
Bobbi Ambruster - President
PO Box 291
Roxboro, NC 27573
Healthy Personian
Linda King - Program Director
325 South Morgan Street-Annex
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-599-2457 ext 274
Home Health & Hospice of Person County
Joyce Franke, RN,C
Nursing Supervisor
325 South Morgan Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-597-2542 ext. 299
Person County Needleworkers, Inc.
Sandra Garland - President
636 Gentry-Dunkley Road
Roxboro, NC 27574
Volunteer Center of Person County
Sandra Hicks
- Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 847
121-A Depot Street
Roxboro, NC 27573

Finances & Taxes

Property Tax
• (Rates Effective July 1, 2006)
• City $.614
• County $.64
• Last Year of Revaluation 2004

Person County: Tax Assessor
105 S Main St # A100
Roxboro, NC 27573

Phone: (336) 597-1712

Banking & Finance Institutions

Community National Bank
823 N Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573

Phone: (336) 503-9090
500 North Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573
      Phone: 336-599-3173/800-226-5228 Customer Service

Roxboro Savings Bank
313 S Main St
Roxboro, NC 27573-5525
      Phone: (336) 599-2137

804 N Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573-4640
Phone: (336) 599-3147
      800-786-8787 Customer Service

207 S Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573-5427
Phone: (336) 599-3146
      800-786-8787 Customer Service

Roxboro Main Financial Center
515 N Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336)597-6300
Fax: (336)597-6339
      800-922-4684 Customer Service


Living in Roxboro

Roxboro is a small town with a little slower pace from our larger neighboring communities. In an effort to make finding the services needed for day to day life easy, we have gathered the basic services that make life a little easier.

Auto Registration Plates
All new residents of North Carolina are required to purchase license plates upon establishing residency. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles on Highway #49 South (597-5636) for information regarding purchasing plates and vehicle inspections.

Liability insurance is required on all vehicles and a certificate of insurance from the insurer must be presented with the application for license.

You may register your vehicle and purchase plates at the

North Carolina License Plate Agency
811 North Madison Boulevard (in front of Lowes Foods)
For information call: 507-4809
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
closed for lunch from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Drivers License

All residents are required to have a North Carolina Driver's License which may be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Applicants must take the oral or written examination and are subject , to a driving test. At the time for renewal drivers are required to take the eye exam and road sign test.
A Class C (regular) driver's license is $4.00 per year (varying from 4 to 8 years). Contact the DMV for information on Class A and B driver's licenses, duplicate license, ID cards and learners permit.  All licenses expire on your birthday. You are required to have your address changed within 60 days.
For more information call the DMV: 597-5636.

Motor Cycle Operation
A drivers license is required to operate on public streets and highways. Operators must be at least age 16. North Carolina State laws requires drivers and riders to wear helmets. For more information call the DMV: 597-5636.

Marriage License

A marriage license is valid for 60 days after the issue date. There is no waiting period. The couple must present a certified copy of their birth certificates and show their driver's licenses or Social Security Cards. If either person has been divorced they must present a copy of the judgment. If either party in the couple wishing to be married is under 18 their parents are required to sign the marriage license. The cost of the license is $40.00 and may be obtained at the:

Register of Deed's Office
Person County Court House
Monday through Friday
8:3 0 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m., 597-7221

Voter Registration

To become a registered voter you must be:
• A citizen of the United States
• A resident of Person County for at least 30 days prior to the next election.

For more information call the:
Person County Board of Elections
or visit the office
Person County Office Building
1355 Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573