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Welcome to Historic Valdese North Carolina

Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50 mile radius. The Town of Valdese website has been re-created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.

Valdese is:

16 miles west of Hickory, NC
64 miles east of Asheville, NC
65 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC
85 miles west of Winston-Salem, NC
200 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA


Who's Best? Valdese Launches Survey on Downton Autoshops! Vote here for Who's Best! 


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Click Here to learn more about the proposed tax increase

Elderly or Disable Homestead Property Tax Relief  - Burke County Program


2016-2017 Proposed Budget


Valdese Mailing Address: P.O. Box 339 Valdese NC 28690