Located in southern Granville County, the Town of Butner offers its residents a high quality of life attributed to its rich history, the ideals of small town living with the ease of being just minutes from the Triangle, and its vision for the future. Located less than thirty minutes from Durham with easy access to I-85, Butner invites you to experience the opportunities the employment, recreation, and housing offered here!
Originally an agricultural community, it became a training camp during World War II known as Camp Butner. Part of the camp remains and is used as a training facility for branches of the military and various divisions of law enforcement. Given its proximity to Research Triangle Park (RTP), local universities and major transportation thoroughfares, Butner is the industrial hub of southern Granville County. Founded in 1949, Newton Instrument has endured and prospered as its manufacturing goals and processes changed, now focused on telecommunication equipment components. Carolina Sunrock‘s facility is the only pure trap rock quarry in the Southeast, from Manassas, VA all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The quarry produces a wide variety of construction materials including asphalt aggregates, concrete aggregates and more. Altec, a leading provider of products and services to telecommunications, tree care, electric utilities, and contractor markets, is headquartered in Butner. A Canadian company, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, specializes in industrial equipment sales. Its location in Butner, just off I-85, is one of 44 auction sites worldwide. The company sells new and used equipment, vehicles and other assets used in various industries including construction, agriculture, mining, and transportation. StayOnline, located on East Lyon Station Road, manufactures, assembles and globally distributes power cords. The company also specializes in other electrical components like electrical boxes, outlets and cord connectors.
In addition to being an industrial hub, the Town is also home to several distribution centers including Food Lion and Sonoco. The Town also has a strong medical presence with Granville Medical Center, Duke Primary Care and several private practices (general, dentistry, optometry, etc.). Butner has a thriving commercial market with local businesses continuing to open and prosper both in “old Butner” and along the NC Hwy 56. A busy commercial corridor on NC 56 east of I-85 features many restaurants, retail uses, educational uses, and serves as a connector between Butner and nearby Creedmoor.
The Town provides educational opportunities for children, young adults and those seeking continuing education. Butner-Stem Elementary School, Butner-Stem Middle School, Falls Lake Academy, Granville Early College High School, and the South Campus of Vance-Granville Community College are all located here.