Real-Life Mayberry, Mount Airy
Fans of the 1960s Andy Griffith Show get a taste of the life depicted
in the popular television series when they visit Mount Airy in north-central North Carolina,
Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the series. Visitors are welcome to take a ride
in Barney’s squad car (also available for weddings, anniversaries and special occasions) and cruise by
Andy’s childhood home and down Main Street past Floyd's Barbershop.
The town has recently dedicated a
bronze statue of Andy and TV son Opie, and there’s plenty more to see
and do around this small town, from enjoying a pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch
to taking in views off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Phone: (336) 789-OPIE
Dellview, in northwest Gaston County, is the smallest incorporated town
in North Carolina. According to local lore, Tom and Henry Dellinger (with the help of their
brother David, a state legislator) founded the town in 1925.
With only 16 residents, 11 of the adults living there hold an office.
The title of mayor is traded among the residents when one wearies of the duty.
Phone: (704) 435-4337
Andy and Cindy Griffith visit Andy's childhood home in Mount Airy, NC