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Randolph County land and farms are must-haves for many investors, developers and home buyers looking for great transportation corridors, access to major airports and a laid-back area with easy access to metropolitan areas with many amenities. Just 70 miles from both Raleigh and Charlotte, the lands in Randolph County cover a 789-square-mile area bordered by Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, Moore, Montgomery and Davidson counties. Part of the Piedmont-Triad region, it has a population of 143,667. Manufacturing is a primary component of its economic base. Top private employers include United Furniture Industries, Technimark Inc., Klaussner Furniture Ind. and Hughes Furniture Ind. Farming covers 147,781 acres, and livestock and poultry account for 90% of sales. Hunters enjoy the opportunities to bag deer, turkeys, quail and waterfowl. A long list of rivers and creeks including the Deep, Uwharrie and Little rivers beckon to fishermen who catch crappie, trout, bullhead, catfish and largemouth bass. Asheboro, the county seat, is home to the North Carolina Zoo, the nation’s largest natural habitat zoo. Other attractions are the Richard Petty Museum, the North Carolina Pottery Center and Seagrove area potteries known internationally for exceptional hand-thrown pottery. Providing K-12 public education are Asheboro City Schools serving that city and Randolph County Schools that serves the remainder of the county. Randolph Community College offers higher learning, and several major universities are within an hour drive time.