About Morganton, NC
Morganton, NC: A Hidden Gem Waiting to Be Discovered
Step Back in Time with Morganton's Historic Downtown
Take a leisurely stroll through Morganton’s charming downtown area and feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The cobblestone streets and historic buildings, including the Old Burke County Courthouse and over 100 other structures in the Morganton Historic District, are a testament to the town’s fascinating history.
In fact, Morganton is the county seat of Burke County, which was named after Thomas Burke, a delegate to the Continental Congress from North Carolina. The town itself was named after Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, a hero of the American Revolution and a commander at the Battle of Cowpens.
Get in Touch with Nature at Pisgah National Forest and Lake James State Park
Savor the Flavors of Morganton's Thriving Food Scene
Foodies rejoice! Morganton’s locally-owned restaurants and breweries serve up delicious and unique dishes that will satisfy your taste buds. For farm-to-table dining at its finest, Root & Vine is a must-visit spot. The restaurant’s seasonal dishes are made with locally-sourced ingredients, so you know you’re getting the freshest and most flavorful meals. And if you’re a beer lover, Fonta Flora Brewery has a variety of craft beers made with ingredients grown right in Morganton. Western Piedmont Community College, located in Morganton, is known for its nursing and allied health programs, as well as its focus on sustainability and renewable energy. The college also offers degree and certificate programs, as well as continuing education courses for adults.