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Known as the charming southern town with the courthouse in the middle of the traffic circle, The Town of Pittsboro is located at the intersection of 15-501 and US 64.

Ask a newcomer to Pittsboro how they decided to call Pittsboro home, and you may learn that relocation started with Chapel Hill homes (about 16 miles north) or Cary homes (about 25 miles east). In any case, although the Town of Pittsboro is located close to Chapel Hill homes, Durham homes, Cary homes, and Raleigh homes, to some, it feels like a world away.

The courthouse is the most notable of town markers, although the courthouse has found a new assignment--the home of the Chatham Historical Museum. Most judicial proceedings are now conducted at a new judicial center. Historic Pittsboro homes are lovely, especially those along the main street approaching town, driving south.

Some would say the center of town is not the court house, but instead, the Pittsboro General Store, which was a car dealership in an earlier life and located across from the Chatham County Courthouse. The Pittsboro General Store is the home of the Haw River Festival, the setting for frequent live music, and the only place to find the Green Chili Burrito.

Pittsboro is home for people who enjoy biking along country roads, people who enjoy quiet Haw River fishing spots, and people who enjoy Jordan Lake State Park fun-in-the-sun. Jordan Lake annually attracts between one and two million people for boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and relaxed days around the water.

For a small town, Pittsboro has an unusual number of art galleries, cute boutiques, and interesting restaurants. All of those unusual little spots also sometimes have unusual shop hours, so phone before coming to town!

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