Welcome to the Town of Warrenton, North Carolina
Tracing its origin to 1779, Warrenton was an early and progressive center of education for both men and women and reputedly the wealthiest town in the state during the 1850s. Warrenton is the home of well-known builder Jacob Holt, who built Greek revival and Italianate style houses throughout the town and region. Over 300 structures survive and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and visit us... we'll show you how to enjoy life in a storybook community! You'll also experience one of North Carolina's progressive, reviving small towns.
Take a stroll and you'll find hoop cheese, fresh squeezed lemonade, quilts being made while you watch, antiques, historic homes, unique gifts and even vintage farm equipment hung behind the register at the hardware store.
Our creative shopkeepers converted a drug store into a quilt and gift shop; serve fresh ground coffee and sandwiches in a former hardware store; transformed a bank into a bakery and a car showroom into a restaurant with bar.
Spend some time here. Feel relaxed. Experience a sense of contentment. Enjoy the slower pace of life.