Alamance and Guilford Counties requested the assistance of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey (North Carolina Emergency Management/Risk Management) to reestablish their county boundary. North Carolina Geodetic Survey has completed the resurvey, and Alamance and Guilford Counties have adopted resolutions ratifying the survey as authorized in North Carolina General Statute 153A-18. In the 2017-2018 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, House Bill 1076 (Alamance/Guilford Boundary Line) was approved June 25, 2018 with an effective date of July 1, 2018.

On November 20, 2017 the Alamance County Board of Commissioners ratified the acceptance of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey’s exact location of the county line separating the two counties. Guilford County Board of Commissioners previously
ratified the line on February 12th, 2015. Final Commissioner and Legislative approval have been met, and the official county line became law in effect July 1, 2018.

As part of North Carolina State Law, the county line has been surveyed, and the survey has been archived at the State Legislature. It has also been recorded at each county’s register of deeds: Alamance County (Plat Book 79, Pages 273-278) and Guilford County (Plat Book 198, Pages 15-20). This will finally put to rest the confusion and inconsistencies that have plagued property owners along the line for over 246 years. This has been a long process that has involved many letters and public hearings. Staff from each county have made great efforts to inform, involve, and include the public in every step of the process. Officially resolving the county line will ultimately clear up any confusion for current and future generations of property owners. It will also clarify boundaries for Federal, County, and City services (Police, Fire, EMS, Voting, Taxation, Schools, and many others).

Alamance and Guilford County