Spencer, NC

(Incorporated 1905; Population 3,341)

The Town of Spencer, situated halfway between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA began as a key location for Southern Railway.   In 1896 the Southern Railway Company chose to build its largest steam locomotive servicing facility there. The shops and the town that grew up around the new operations were named after Samuel Spencer, the first president of Southern Railway. Today the former servicie facility is a state historic site preserved as the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The town’s pride in its railroad heritage is shown in the annual "Steamfest" celebration and the N.C. Transportation Museum.

Town of Spencer
600 South Salisbury Ave.
P.O. Box 45
Spencer, NC 28159