Lenoir, North Carolina

Lenoir is the county seat of Caldwell county. It is located north-west of Hickory, in the Blue Ridge foothills. The city contains the Brushy Mountains, which are a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town was named for Revolutionary War figure General William Lenoir.

Lenoir was proud to receive the All-America City award in 2008. This is an award given annually to 10 cities in the United States. it is the oldest community recognition program in the nation, and it recognizes communities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges, and receive uncommon results.

Broyhill Furniture, one of the largest furniture companies in the US is headquartered in Lenoir. Shuford Mills is also one of the cities largest names, and they have operated out of the city since 1880. Google has a data center in the town, which has benefited the area greatly.

The town has been home to five Major League Baseball players, spanning almost a century. The most recent is Madison Bumgarner, born in 1989. He is the starting pitcher for the San Fransisco Giants.