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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

Thanksgiving Closure
Event Date(s):
November 26, 2015

All City of Hamlet facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Click read more to get the adjusted garbage schedule... READ MORE→

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Event Date(s):
November 30, 2015

To mark the beginning of the Holiday Season the City of Hamlet will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30, 2015... READ MORE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
December 8, 2015

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, Decmeber 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→

Christmas Parade
Event Date(s):
Decomeber 10, 2015

On December 10th at 3:30 PM, Hamlet Business Development's Annual Christmas Parade will travel through Downtown Hamlet... READ MORE→

Old Fashion Christmas
Event Date(s):
Decomeber 11&12, 2015

Come celebrate the Christmas season in Hamlet! The 8th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas will feature live music, entertainment... READ MORE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
January 12, 2016

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→


News & Notices

Public Hearing
November 16, 2015

Official notice is hereby given that the Hamlet City Council will conduct a Public Hearing during the Regular Monthly Meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→

Public Announcement
November 13, 2015

The City of Hamlet is excited to announce it has hired Mr. Gary Greene as the next Museum Manager and Downtown Coordinator. He will take over in managing the Hamlet Depot and Museum programs starting on December 11th, 2015... READ MORE→

Business of the Month
November 1, 2015

Congratulations to The Grab located on 20 Hamlet Avenue, on being name the Hamlet Business Development Association's Business of the Month for November.... READ MORE→

Basketball Registration
October 26, 2015

Registration for the Parks and Rec Basketball starts today. Print your registration form online or come by City Hall ... READ MORE→

Job Openings
October 8, 2015

The City of Hamlet is excited to announce its advertisement for the next Fire Chief. The current Chief is retiring after 30 years of public service... READ MORE→