Graham County administrative offices are located at 196 Knight Street, Robbinsville, NC 28771; phone: (828)479-7960.
When Graham County was created in 1881, Safford, the area's only sizable village, servedastheinitialcountyseat. In1883thecountyseatwasshiftedtothesmaller village of Solomonville, four miles to the east. During the 1890's, public agitation arose favoring relocation of the county seat once again on grounds that Solomonville was inconvenient for residents of Safford and the adjacent larger towns. Safford and Pima were proposed as alternative sites, and at an election in 1915, Safford was chosen by a comfortable margin.