Chatham County is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Its county seat is Pittsboro, NC, and it has an estimated population of 65,000. Centrally located between Chapel Hill-Durham-Raleigh area and Greensboro. Because of major highways and interstates, the Chatham County NC area is ideal for commuting around the state, yet still retains its rural character.
Chatham County NC’s history is rooted in coal mining, agriculture and livestock. Once having the most thriving dairy industry there has been a recent shift in poultry operations. The soil is dry, red clay typical of the Piedmont so raising livestock has its advantages over seasonal crops. In fact, “Agricultural and agribusiness (food, fibers and forestry) industries account for 38% of Chatham County’s total income. Employment in agriculture and agribusiness is 33% of the county’s total employment” (U.S. Agricultural Census).
With a mild climate and gently rolling hills and pastures, land for sale in Chatham County NC, including equestrian farms for sale, create perfect home sites with agricultural or . There has been a recent increase in small, independent, organic farms in Chatham County that specialize in a specific needs. Most farms for sale in Chatham County are between 10 and 49 acres, with some larger ones.
These numbers illustrate that investing in farms for sale in Chatham County can be a profitable move. Before exploring and purchasing, contact the Carolina Farm Credit location in Siler City who can help you with financial planning and AgLoans.