About the Community
Chatham County, founded in 1770, has recorded settlers dating back to the early 1700s. Today over 63,500 people call Chatham County home according to the 2010 census. Nestled between the urban metropolis of the Triangle and the quaint expanse of North Carolina’s rural beauty, it is no surprise why Chatham is a popular choice. The county was named for the Earl of Chatham William Pitt which led to the name of Chatham County’s capital, Pittsboro. Jordan Lake is a large water reservoir in Chatham County which is abundant with campgrounds, boat docks, hiking trails, swim areas and many recreational facilities. Also located in Chatham County, The Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant is -one of twoFive Diamond rated hotel and restaurant combinations in the entire state. The Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT), a wildcat preserve, is just east of Pittsboro. CPT is home to rehabilitating bearcats, tigers and lions from across the country. Chatham County is home to several educational facilities both private and public ranging from elementary to community college and special needs facilities. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are also in close proximity. Chatham County is growing quickly, with the construction of a planned community being developed by the highly regarded Preston Development Company. Chatham Park is expected to be the largest planned community ever constructed and add even further value to this already well established county.