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About Pikeville NC

Explore the City of Pikeville NC

You’ll find Pikeville nestled between Goldsboro and Wilson, but don’t be fooled by its size—this little community is one of the best-kept secrets in all of Wayne County. If you’re searching for the perfect rural town that’s packed with endless amounts of Southern charm look no further! There’s always a friendly face or somewhere new to explore, even if its just taking a leisurely stroll down Main Street to discover what life is really about in Pikeville. Even more awaits outside the city limits, where you’ll find green spaces and stunning neighborhoods, many of which showcase new construction homes for affordable prices. View current properties for sale in Pikeville, NC.

Parks and Recreation

Don’t discount this town for its size, they have an abundance of leisure and recreational opportunities! There is a modern high safety playground available for all ages from toddler to late pre-teen at Dee Memorial Park. Ample parking available & other facilities. Find other resources at

If you’re wanting to get some walking in with your family, friends…etc there is a .75 long, 4-foot wide asphalt and cinder trail that meanders its way around the outer boundary of the park. This trail has a lot to offer while you walk and to take in the beauty and serenity of the park . Learn more at

Play a pick up game of baseball or just hit some balls at the Ball Field Complex which is a full sized lighted baseball field as well as a smaller “Little League” style field. Additionally they have a batting cage for practice; the fields are open to the public till but it is recommended that you call the town hall to reserve the field to ensure no one is using it at the same time, especially if you’re planning a full team game… Learn More about the Ball Complex

Our Favorite Local Attractions

Mannings on Main Street

Home to dozens of locally owned restaurants and shops, this small town is close to a lot of modern conveniences. If you want to sample some of the best flavors in Pikeville though, you can’t go wrong with the Pikeville Dawg House, an informal eatery with the best hot dogs around.

You’ll also find just about anything you could possibly need, including big box stores, and supermarkets, along US-70 and I-795.


This town is just a stone’s throw away from some of Wayne County’s coolest destinations. To learn a little more about local history, consider paying a visit to the North Carolina Cotton Museum right across the street from Town Hall, or take a trip to the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace & Museum in nearby Fremont.

Parks & Rec

Pikeville’s rural landscape makes it ideal for anyone who loves to spend time in the great outdoors. The town’s crown jewel has to be Dee’s Memorial Park, which is located just outside of Downtown. Here, you’ll uncover everything from a playground to sports fields and even a band shell for outdoor concerts.

A .75 mile walking trail surrounds the perimeter of the park—the perfect place to take in the beauty of nature!


Other Attractions and Activities to look for…

Do some light or heavy reading with over 7,500 books or indulge in the DVDs, magazines, books on CD, and much more also available at the Pikeville Public Library on Main street.. Learn more about the Library at

Stop by a Local Produce stand and support local businesses and farmers!


Get excited for the Annual Community Fun Day in August, with Food Trucks and Giveaways. Also will have Horse Rides, Games, Bouncy Houses & Water Bouncy House, Face Painting, Water Games for the kiddos and a DJ, making this the perfect family event. You won’t want to miss it. While this community event is free, registration is preferred to help prepare for the event. This year it takes place Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 am!.. Register at


Before the Pikeville we know came into existence, the Torhunta community lived in this area. Then community was destroyed by settlers, and the rest of the Torhunta community went back up north to New York. After they left, the settlers, mostly Society of Friends/Quakers, settled into this land. Pikeville then came into a state of development for over the next 260 years. When the Society of Friends settled, Nathan Pike at this time owned and operated a large tavern inn, stables, shops, and trading posts. Being such a huge part of the community, during this time, Pikeville was known as Pike’s Junction.

Another person that is important to the history of Pikeville is Colonel Wiley B. Fort, who traded right-a-way land for stock in the W&W Company. Then he donated his land for Pikeville’s development. Not only did he donate land for lots for houses and businesses, he also donated the old lot for Pikeville’s high school. Fort passed away in 1926 but we are ever grateful for his work and donations for the town.

New residents can learn more about their town’s history at

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