The Graham County Courthouse, located in
the center of downtown Robbinsville, houses the
administrative and judicial branches of county
government. The building, an imposing two-story
structure of native stone, was first used in 1942.
Located inside the courthouse is the
county manager's office, county jail, tax offices, register of deeds, clerk of
the court, juvenile services division, magistrate's
office, accounting office and veterans service
Almost any information needed on the past,
present or future of Graham County can be found
inside the impressive building on Main Street.
Information regarding land transfers, births,
marriages, deaths, court records, taxes, etc. are
Each office has a direct telephone line,
all of which are found in the Government section of
the yellow pages, or in the white pages under Graham.
Hours for Courthouse offices are 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All offices are
closed from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
In front of the courthouse is the local
veterans memorial -- a tribute to all Graham Contains
who lost their lives during war times. The names of those lost in
combat are inscribed on the center piece memorial. A visit to the memorial is worth
your time while in the Robbinsville area.
Graham County has a
commission-manager form of government. The commission serves a four
year term. A new commission will be elected in November 2006. The
commission hires a manager to run the day-to-day operations of the
The current elected Board of Commissioners
V. Richard Stewart
Dirk Cody (D), Vice Chairperson
Randy Jordan (D), Commissioner
Jeff Cabe, County
Commission Clerk -- Jan Millsaps
Commissioners meet the first and third
Monday of each month. For time and location of
meetings call the Commission Office at 828-479-7961.
The town of Robbinsville was
incorporated in 1893. Robbinsville was sparsely populated, having only
102 residents in 1884 and increasing to 200 by 1915. Growth began in
1926 with the purchase of the Graham County Railway by Bemis Lumber
There is considerable difference
of opinion as to how the county seat, Robbinsville, got its name. One
account is for Senator James L. Robinson from Macon County; another is
that a Mr. Robbins from Clay County moved to Cheoah Valley and taught
in the first school.
However, it is generally
accepted that it was named for James L. Robinson even though there is
a difference in the spelling of the town name.
The town has a mayor-council
form of government. These serve four-year terms and were last elected
in 2001. Council generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at
7 p.m. Contact Town Hall at 828-479-3250 for additional information.
The current Mayor is Bobby
Cagle, Jr.. The Alderman are Johnny Williams, Richard Eller, and
County Board of Elections
Ms. Susan Farley
P.O. Box 1239
438 Rodney Orr Bypass
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mike Easley (Dem)
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-8001
1-800-662-7952, 919-733-4240, 919-733-5811
Fax 919-733-2120, 919-715-3175
Republican - District 50
Republican - District 120