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Our Town 

Call Us: (910)974-4221

The Town of Candor was incorporated in 1891 and is a community with deep roots. We are a vital part of the economy of Montgomery County, NC. Our pride rests in the ingenuity of our people and the strides we have made in agriculture and industry - specifically Peaches, Railway & Manufacturing. We are known throughout the state as the "Peach Capital of North Carolina", and this is a title we honor annually with the exciting N.C. Peach Festival. Please feel free to navigate through our website and learn more about us...and Welcome to Candor, NC!

  • Population (2020): 807


  • Geographic Region of NC: Piedmont


  • County: Montgomery


  • Schools: Montgomery County Schools


  • College: Montgomery Community College


  • Median Household Income: $41,705


  • Recreation: Fitzgerald Park, Uwharrie National Forest, Lake Tillery, Badin Lake, Uwharrie River, Little River.

  • Home of the N.C. Peach Festival (3rd Saturday in July)


  • Incorporated: 1891


  • Notable Industries: Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway, Mountaire Farms, Longworth Industries, Russ Knits.


  • Infrastructure Access: Candor is located on the I73/74 Corridor; Convenient short-rail access; Small Airport nearby in the Town of Star.


  • Police Force: Full-time


  • Fire Department: Volunteer


  • Healthcare: FirstHealth of the Carolinas

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If you're looking to expand your business, to move, or to visit - Some pretty fantastic roads lead to Candor!

Location & Access to Candor

From Greensboro - 1 hour (Hwy 220 South; I73/74 South)

From Raleigh - 1 hour, 20 minutes (US 1 South to Hwy 24/27 West)

From Pinehurst - 45 minutes (Hwy 211 West)

From Charlotte  - 2 hours (Hwy 24/27 East)

From Boone - 3 hours

From Wilmington; Myrtle Beach - 3 hours

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