Come see why Southern Living magazine named Landrum one of the top 20 small towns in the South! Enjoy strolling through our charming downtown while viewing the historic brick shops filled with antiques and eateries. Visit our renovated train depot filled with our local history. Bring your favorite furry friend to the Landrum Community Dog Park. See heritage crafts come together on the Foothills Quilt Trail, with colorful quilt blocks adding charming touches throughout the town. Once here, you will see for yourself why so many folks “Love Landrum.”
Looking for fertile land, the first homesteaders settled in the Landrum area in 1760. Living alongside the Cherokee Indians, it would be another 120 years before the Town of Landrum became official in 1880 when the railroad came through town. Mr. John Landrum gave the railroad land for the construction of a station. And thus, Landrum was established in 1883 and became incorporated.
As the railroad pushed north into North Carolina, the town continued to grow and expand becoming a city in 1973. The early citizens were primarily subsistence farmers growing wheat, corn, cotton, sorghum cane, cotton and sweet potatoes. Eventually, peaches became the largest cash crop in the area. Peach farms can still be seen in the area today.
This town truly is a mix of eclectic artists, musicians, retirees, retail store owners, and people from all walks of life. Surrounding Landrum are farms, equestrian venues, golf courses, hiking and cycling trails as well as lakes for water enthusiasts. The Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center (FENCE) is located just outside of town. FENCE offers a year-round equestrian facility with 300 permanent stalls, 2 large outdoor and one large covered arena. FENCE also offers extensive nature programs, bird watching, and hiking trails.