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Siler City Snapshot

Emily Murrill (2022)

Despite only taking up six square miles, Siler City is a mid-sized North Carolina town with approximately 7,700 residents. Like many small towns in North Carolina, Siler City started as a plantation farm in the mid-1700s but was officially incorporated in 1887. The town is located in the western part of Chatham County, and Highway 64 passes through the town’s 11th Street. 


In recent years, poultry processing has become the primary industry in Siler City. This has resulted in a 90% increase in population between 1990 and 2016. Another result of the growing industry is the annual Spring Chicken Festival that the town is now known for. Siler City is also known for its murals down Main Street.


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