Welcome to Yanceyville!

Nestled in the central north of the state, Yanceyville enjoys the convenience of being almost the same distance from the mountains or the beach. We also have an abundance of offerings right at home such as S.R. Farmer and Hyco Lake, the Yanceyville Museum of Art Featuring Maud Gatewood and several local parks and recreational areas.


Yanceyville may be listed as a small town, but there is a wealth of opportunities to grow or start a business, to raise a family or just enjoy the quietness of our rural community.


There is something about a small community that instantly feels like home, no matter where you are from. In Yanceyville this happens instantly as you are welcomed into the community and supported by local government, businesses, and neighbors. Come explore for yourself what life in Yanceyville is all about.

Our History 

In a community that is over 200 years old, there is bound to be a little history. Some of our top sites are listed below.

Sites to See

Aroboretum - a nautral escape amoung local plant and animal life. Perfect for a Sunday stroll or picnic lunch

Historic Jail - You'll get chills as you explore the old jail with its iron spring beds, creaky doors and graffatti from past prisioners.

Courthouse - Completed in 1861, this courthouse is a treasure in period architecture.

Richmond-Miles History Museum - Explore a collection of historic clocks, militaray uniforms and books on the region. 

Favorite Local Hot Spots


Maud Gatewood 

Art Museum

Yanceyville has been home

to many famous artists as

well as inspiration for


Hyco Lake

Packed full of activities for the entire family

there are plenty of outdoor activities for all ages

Virginia International Raceway

Yanceyville is just minutes away from this high-octane adventure. 

Same some money and stay just outside the event.

Doing Business in Yanceyville

Starting a Business
Maps and Directions
Utilities and Services
Health and Medical Services
Education & Schools
History of Yanceyville
Starting a Business

Opening a business in the Town of Yanceyville, begins here. At present the Town of Yanceyville does not require businesses to acquire a Privilege License; however, the Town does require that persons wishing to open or conduct business in Yanceyville fill out a Business Information Form. The Town also requires Zoning approval of each business before it begins. Zoning approval can only be obtained by contacting the Town Manager.

The Business Information Form needed for all businesses can be picked up at the Municipal Services Building during business hours, or you can use the link on this page to print one out. This form needs to be submitted to the Town Manager, and approved, before the business can begin operations. If there are any questions, please contact the Town Manager at 336-694-5431.


Primary Areas of Business in Town

We invite you to join us in supporting Economic Development of the Town of Yanceyville! Since land is one of our most available resources it allows flexibility in planning the location of any new business. There are several new opportunities for businesses in Yanceyville including the new CoSquare co-working building. This is managaed by Caswell County Economic Development.


Yanceyville has three primary areas of business:

  • Downtown (Historic district)
  • Highway 86
  • West Main Street

The Town's Central Business District (CBD) reflects its historical development. The Town's CBD begins at NC 62 and Main Street extending west on Main Street for approximately one mile. The focal point of the CBD is the historic Courthouse Square that contains the restored 1859 Caswell County Courthouse. About half of the CBD lies within the designated Yanceyville Historical District. 


Caswell County and the Caswell County Board of Education own or occupy 19 buildings in close proximity to the Central Business District. Business in the CBD consists of a local drugstore, banks, lawyers offices, CPA's , hardware store, restaurants, clothing accessory store, and an antique shop that primarily serves as a local market. The CBD does not contain any regional or national retail businesses or chains.

Highway 86 is the primary location of larger retail and service businesses. It offers excellent highway access and busy sales activity.

West Main street is the home of many offices and home-businesses. This area is located in close proximity to the Historic Downtown and offers several undeveloped or under-utilized properties.


Caswell County Building Inspections Department

The Town of Yanceyville utilizes the Caswell County Building Inspections Department for all of its Building Permits and Inspections. If you need any permit or inspections information, please contact them at (336)694-9731.

Helpful Contacts


Yanceyville Municipal Services

Town of Yanceyville 
P O Box 727
158 E. Church Street
Yanceyville, NC 27379
(336) 694-5431
Fax: (336) 694-1499

Monday - Friday




Caswell Count Services

Caswell County Chamber of Commerce

(336) 694-6106


Caswell County Planning and Inspections
(336) 694-9731 


Caswell County Economic Development
(336) 694-6093


Rural Economic & Community Development Services
(336) 694-4101


Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
(336) 694-5707


Caswell County Environmental Health
(336) 694-9731

Maps and Directions
Utilities and Services
Health and Medical Services
Education & Schools
History of Yanceyville