|(Incorporated 1905; Population 3,341)
Spencer was lucky enough to be located in a key location. In 1896 the Southern Railway Company chose Spencer as the halfway point between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA for its largest steam locomotive servicing facility. The shops and the town that grew up around the new facilities were named after Samuel Spencer, the first president of Southern Railway. Today the 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