- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 26, 2004


Stanly County and its government seat, Albemarle, are located in the beautiful Uwharrie Lakes region of North Carolina’s piedmont. The busy metropolitan area of Charlotte is but a short drive from Albemarle, yet all of Stanly County harks back to a quieter, more rural time in America.

Tuckertown Lake, Badin Lake and Lake Tillery are all located within a few minutes drive of Albemarle. They offer a wonderful array of recreation, from fishing and boating, to swimming and picnicking. Just east of the county seat, camping, hiking, and other outdoors activities are available at Morrow Mountain State Park and nearby Uwharrie National Forest.

Albemarle’s Parks and Recreation Department operates several parks and offers a fine recreation program.

Fewer than 60,000 people inhabit Stanly County, and when you talk of going for a drive in the country, you pretty much have to include the entire county. However, thanks to several busy state highways that course through the area, there is no shortage of good restaurants and motels.

— Gene Mueller

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