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.
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.