The North Carolina Visitor Center




From Congressman Mel Watt

Dear Friends:

I welcome you to North Carolina and the 12th District Congressional District which includes portions of six of the state’s finest piedmont counties, including Rowan County.  I am proud to represent a region with such wonderful people, rich heritage and beautiful landscapes.

During the month of October 2009, the North Carolina Visitor’s Center is highlighting Rowan County and I encourage you to experience some of its rich cultural opportunities.  Rowan County has many museums, historical tours and events for the whole family to enjoy, including the North Carolina Transportation Museum and African American Heritage Trail.  If you decide to visit during the month of October you should also be sure to consider visiting the Autumn Jubilee Festival and the Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival. 

I hope you enjoy your visit and have safe travels.


Melvin L. Watt