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          Welcome from the City of Hamlet. Drawing from its rich history, Hamlet embodies southern hospitality. Retaining its small town atmosphere and values; our citizens are concerned about their fellow man and work together for the betterment of the community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to help you promptly and efficiently.
  • Welcome from the City Manager Welcome from the Mayor and City Council We would like to personally extend a heartfelt welcome to you from the City of Hamlet. We trust that you will enjoy your web visit and highly encourage you to come and see our community in person. Hamlet is truly a small town with a big heart. Small town charm, simple pleasures, serene living and community pride are just a few of the many attributes of the City of Hamlet. Whether it's at Rockingham Dragway: the "Hardest Working Dragstrip in the Southeast," or celebrating Hamlet's railroad history at the Historic Hamlet Depot & Museum, the National Railroad Museum, or the Annual Seaboard Festival and the historic downtown area, Hamlet has something for everyone. This is a wonderful community to live, work, and play. Come and enjoy our All-American City.
  • Hamlet Depot Hamlet Depot Located in the only Victorian Queen Anne train station in North Carolina, the Hamlet Depot serves as an active passenger depot as well as home to the Hamlet Depot & Museums. The hands on exhibits, visual displays, and interactive consoles encourage both young and old alike to explore the history of the Seaboard Railroad and Hamlet. From our Oral Histories to our Model Railroad to the Tornado Locomotive Replica, the Hamlet Depot & Museums offer something fun for everyone!
  • All America City All America City If you are looking for a place to locate your home or business, we think you will be impressed with our community. We proved that Hamlet is a special place by winning the “All American City” award for 1990 Welcome to our community!
  • Tornado Building Tornado Building The Tornado Building is part of the Hamlet Depot & Musem. It houses a replica of a Tornado Locomotive.
  • Hamlet Public Library Hamlet Public Library Hamlet is a community of readers. This is evident by the support the library receives from the citizens and local government. Hamlet is proud of the fact that twenty-five years after its charter was granted, the first library was established. From its humble beginning of a few books, its growth has required several expansions.
  • Hub Of the Seaboard Hub Of the Seaboard Founded in 1897 at the crossing of two tracks, Hamlet functioned as division headquarters for the Seaboard Airline Railroad. Upwards of 30 passenger trains daily passed through Hamlet. Downtown boomed with travelers and workers of the railroad. Hotels, shops, and restaurants served this thriving community.
  • South Hamlet South Hamlet Spring time flowers by the sign in South Hamlet.
  • Birthplace of John Coltrane Birthplace of John Coltrane Proud birth place of jazz great John Coltrane. Local businessmen have worked to renovate the location of his birth.
  • July 4th Celebration July 4th Celebration The City of Hamlet hosts the Annual Fireworks Display Show for the citizens of Hamlet as well as others. The fireworks are shot from the Hamlet Fairgrounds and may be viewed at a number of locations.

Calendar of Events

Toys for Tots Drive at Senior Center
Event Date(s):
October 23 - December 1, 2017

The Hamlet Senior Center will be hosting a Toy Drive for Toys For Tots from October 23 - December 1, 2017. Details may be found ... HERE→

Seniors' Diabetes Classes at Senior Center
Event Date(s):
October 2, 2017

The Hamlet Senior Center will offer a FUN, FREE, HANDS-ON 6-week diabetes class starting Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Hamlet Senior Center. For more information, click... HERE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
November 14, 2017

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→

Hamlet Christmas Tree Lighting
Event Date(s):
November 27, 2017

The Annual City of Hamlet Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Depot Park on Main Street... READ MORE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
December 12, 2017

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→


News & Notices

Basketball Registration is Open!
October 30, 2017

Basketball Registration is open from Monday, October 30th - Friday, December 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hamlet City Hall.

Eligible Age Groups: Players must be 5 (five) years old by April 30, 2018 and cannot turn 16 (sixteen) before April 30, 2018.... READ MORE→

Notice of Advertisement of Bid for Real Property!
October 19, 2017

The City of Hamlet is accepting sealed bids for a parcel of property located on Hamlet Avenue (PIN #749113129954). This is a partial piece of property sized approximately 50’ X 111’. Sealed bids will be accepted for the property until noon on Monday, November 6, 2017, ... READ MORE→

Public Hearings Announced!
October 16, 2017

The City of Hamlet will hold public hearings regarding 2 rezoning petitions and sign ordinance amendments on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Hamlet City Hall... READ MORE→

Hamlet Christmas Parade Entry Forms
October 13, 2017

Entry Forms for the 2017 Hamlet Christmas Parade are now available. Registration forms may be found... HERE→

Ordinances to Demolish Properties:
August 17, 2017

At the August 8, 2017 Council Meeting, Hamlet City Council adopted an Ordinance to Demolish the property located at 201 Monroe Avenue and an Ordinance to Partially Demolish the property located at 8 Raleigh Street. The Ordinances can be viewed .... HERE→

Surplus Equipment Sale
July 27, 2017

Resolution Authorizing Sale Pursuant to NCGS § 160A-266,267,270 Sale of Personal Property Worth Less Than $30,000... READ MORE→

Water Billing Changes!
May 22, 2017

The City of Hamlet is excited to announce an important change in water billing. In order to better serve our customers, beginning in May, the City will begin sending letter mailings with customer’s water bills.... READ MORE→

City Budget Press Release!
May 15, 2017

The City of Hamlet is on track to vote on the 2017-2018 budget during June’s City Council Meeting. Hamlet City Manager, Jonathan Blanton presented his budget message to Hamlet City Council at last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.... READ MORE→

Hamlet Senior Center Newsletter now online!
January 26, 2017

The Hamlet Senior Center's newsletter, "The Herald", is now online on the Center's page on this site.... READ MORE→

Hamlet app Available!
October 28, 2016

Exciting News!!! Hamlet NC Happenings app is available on the Google Play Store on Android devices and the App Store on iOS! This new app will help keep you informed of what is happening right here in Hamlet. From events and activities to announcements, everything you need to know is available with just a tap of the screen! ... HERE→

Wanted - Volunteer Firefighters!
October 28, 2016

Hamlet Fire Department is in need of volunteer firefighters with or without experience. Qualifications needed are a valid driver’s license, clean criminal background record and must be 18 years or older. Applications are online or can be picked up at the Hamlet Fire Department. Address for Hamlet Fire Department is 302 Champlain St. Hamlet NC 28345. Phone is (910) 582-2441. ... HERE→

Public Notice
September 19, 2016

The City would like to remind residents that leaves, limbs, pine straw, etc., should not be placed in the street or on sidewalks. These items wash into the drains and cause blockages during rainstorms.

City ordinances state that all tree limbs and leaves need to be placed between the curb and the sidewalk or adjacent to the sidewalk off of the street. Leaves and limbs to be picked up may not exceed 50 pounds and must be within 6 feet in length.

Residents are also reminded that city garbage cans need to be retrieved on the same day as scheduled pick up.

Thank you for helping to make our city a better place to live.