• Downtown
  • Valdese From Above
  • Town Hall
  • Valdese Old Rock School




FREE Compost available at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Monday-Friday 8am-8pm...Call 879.2131 for more information

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. 

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

The Town of Valdese was designated by the State of North Carolina on August 2, 2013 as a Small Town Main Street Community

Litter Sweep in Valdese:

Public Works will have supplies for anyone interested in volunteering time to help beautify our community. Please come by our office or call and we will deliver supplies to your group. Litter Sweep - Biannual Statewide Roadside Litter Cleanup. Help beautify your community by volunteering locally to participate in the Governor proclaimed LITTER SWEEP to remove litter from North Carolina's roadways.

Litter Sweep is a statewide roadside litter cleanup drive sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and is administered by its Office of Beautification. Litter Sweep is usually scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September. For 2015, the Litter Sweep dates are April 18 to May 2 and Sept. 19 to Oct. 3.

Contact Valdese Public Works for more information 828.879.2128

Browse our website to find out more about what Valdese has to offer. 

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