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Spencer Town

Rowan County, North Carolina

Spencer Town Hall is located at 600 South Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159.
Phone: 704‑633‑2231.


Incorporated in 1905, the town is named for Samuel Spencer [1847-1906], first president of the Southern Railway.

Beginnings [1]

The Spencer Shops was the largest industrial project in the South following the Civil War. As Southern Railway erected the Shops, they also laid down detailed plans for a town to be built adjacent to the enormous site. Lots were sold to employees, churches were granted free land for their congregations, a park was established as the center of the community, businesses were built, and every imaginable service was provided. Within only a few years, Spencer boomed.

  1. Town of Spencer, Spencer Walking Tour, www.ci.spencer.nc.us, accessed May, 2012.

Nearby Towns: Salisbury City •