318 McCall St.
408 N. 12th St.
106 W. Maine Ave.
905 S. 10th St.
110 W. Ormand
Allan W. Farris
City, North Carolina
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Slogan: A City With a Heart
Historic sites: Osage plant, Kennedy building and
Caleb Mauney grocery, dating back to 1893; Robbins building and Gamble’s
Hardware, built in 1903.
Famous sons: John A. Smith founded the city and
named it after Bessemer iron ore.
Population: 2000 - 5,119
Tax rate: 41 cents per $100
City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave. Office hours are 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Phone: (704) 629-5542
The City Council meets the second Monday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Trash pickup is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Yard waste pickup is Wednesday
and Friday. Pickup by BFI, 1-800-235-2583 or City Hall, (704) 629-5542.
Recycling - Curbside
Tryon Recycling Center on N.C. 274, drop-off for
newspapers, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, scrap metal, appliances,
tires, waste oil, car batteries, plastic bottles, glass, antifreeze,
Pay water and sewer bills at City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave., or call
(704) 629-5542 during normal business hours. Duke Power bills can also be
paid at City Hall.
124 E. Alabama St., (704) 629-2591. Hours: Lobby is open 24 hours a day.
Window hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon,
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Address: 207 N. 12th St. Phone: (704) 629-3321
Address: 208 W. Alabama Ave.. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Phone: (704) 629-2271
Help for the needy
The Bessemer City Area Crisis Center offers help to the needy in Bessemer
City by providing free clothing and financial assistance for rent,
utilities, medicine, food and transportation.
Address: 111 North 12th St.
Phone: (704) 629-2147
Indian Springs Park
South Skyland Drive.
Features: Basketball courts and playground.
N.C. 161 and Crowders Mountain Road. Features: Swimming pool, tennis
courts, basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground and community
Across from City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave. Feature: A state, gazebo,
picnic tables shaded by city’s Christmas tree, and benches.
100 block of East Virginia Avenue.
Features: Picnic benches.
Washington Avenue by Central School. Features: three ballfields —
Little League field and two softball fields.
Corner of Yellowjacket Lane and Bess Town Road.
Features: A 1/5-mile walking track and playground.