Graham, NC is a small town in Alamance County, NC, United States. It’s located along Old Mill Road, the same road as Charleston and Folly Beach. It’s part of the Burlington, Albemarle and Alamance Counties Metropolitan Statistical Area. It’s the seat of Albemarle County.
The town was named by George Bush after his father, George Bush Sr., who had a successful lumber business in nearby New Bern. The old mill building is still standing, though its facade was destroyed in the Civil War. The present Graham High School is located in the former mill building on Old Mill Road. It’s a very popular school because it’s near an active industrial park and several shopping malls. The North Carolina State University at Raleigh campus is also nearby. It’s one of two colleges that the state of North Carolina offers to students in Graham.
Graham boasts some excellent restaurants and offers a wide variety of dining establishments for you to enjoy. If you like seafood, you’ll love Graham’s restaurants, which offer a variety of fresh catch from the Atlantic Ocean. Some of their best known dishes include fish gumbo, lobster tails, shrimp gumbo, crab cakes, and even a fried green tomato sandwich. You can find some great seafood in the nearby fishing industry, too. For example, there are charter fishing boats that take you to the Atlantic Ocean every day of the year. And since it’s in Albemarle County, you can even charter boats from there to go as far away as Virginia or Maryland. If you want a little taste of that culture, you can stop into Folly Beach, Albemarle County’s oldest neighborhood, to pick up some sandwiches and hotdogs at one of their many cafes.