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


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. 

Historic Valdese ranked as the #10 safest city in North Carolina for 2015. See full article here: Safewise

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 Main Street Program

Stage One Drought has been issued. Click here for details.

Litter Sweep Program - September 19 through October 3 - Click here for details.


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

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