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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

Christmas Parade
Event Date(s):
December 8, 2016

The annual Hamlet Christmas Parade is on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM on Main Street in Hamlet. Come out and enjoy the festivities.... READ MORE→

Old-Fashioned Christmas
Event Date(s):
December 9 and 10, 2016

Old Fashioned Christmas is set for December 9th at 5:30 -8:30 pm on Hamlet Avenue and December 10th at 6 -9 pm on Main Street. Come out and enjoy the festivities.... READ MORE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
December 13, 2016

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→

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News & Notices

Attention Demolition Contractors!
Posted:
November 30, 2016

Separate bids are being requested for the demolition and clearance of 2 apartment buildings located on Earl Franklin Drive, Building #1 (M) Parcel ID Number 749105173743 and Building #2 (A) Parcel ID Number 749105174847. ... READ MORE→

We're Hiring!
Posted:
November 30, 2016

The City of Hamlet is currently recruiting to hire a new City Manager. The Manager is delegated the responsibility of managing the City’s day-to-day operations, coordinating projects and programs among City departments, and ensuring that the best services are performed to residents. ... READ MORE→

Public Notice!
Posted:
November 30, 2016

Hamlet city offices will close at 3pm on December 8th for the HBDA Christmas parade and will close from 11:45 am – 2pm on December 9th for the employee Christmas luncheon.

Basketball Registration is Open
Posted:
November 4, 2016

Basketball Registration is open from Monday, October 31st - Friday, December 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hamlet City Hall. ... READ MORE→

Hamlet app Available!
Posted:
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!
Posted:
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→

Toys for Tots Drive!
Posted:
October 28, 2016

The Hamlet Senior Center will be hosting a Toy Drive for Toys For Tots from November 1 - December 15. ... READ MORE→

Christmas Parade Entry Forms Now Available
Posted:
October 3, 2016

Entry forms for the Hamlet Business Development Association's 2016 Christmas Parade are avilable ... HERE→

Business of the Month
Posted:
October 3, 2016
Congratulations to Convenience Corner for being chosen as the HBDA Business of the Month for October 2016!

... READ MORE→

We're Hiring!
Posted:
September 29, 2016

The City of Hamlet is currently accepting applications for a police officer... READ MORE→

Public Notice
Posted:
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.

Notification of Sewer Spill
Posted:
September 13, 2016

The City of Hamlet had a wastewater spill on Monday, September 12, 2016, around 7:00 am from a pump station off of Highway 74 West.... READ MORE→

Public Notice
Posted:
July 13, 2016

Effective July 20, 2016, late fees on past due water accounts will increase from $20 to $25.... READ MORE→