Pittsboro is the county seat of Chatham County and was first incorporated as a municipal entity in 1787. The Town was named for William Pitt the Younger, the county being named for his father, the Earl of Chatham. The Town has a long, rich history and heritage which has been preserved successfully over the years.
As the town has grown and changed, the goal of maintaining the historic small town character has been one of the guiding principles. Growth has been gradual and incremental over the past two hundred plus years.
Residents of Pittsboro embrace small town values of respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its' people are a diverse group of artists and farmers, merchants and students, and it is home to the North Carolina Zen Center . It supports software developers, bio-fuel research and production, antique shops and art galleries.
Central Carolina Community College offers a core curriculum as well as continuing education in such areas as Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Building Techniques.
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