About This Place
Ellerbe is a town in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,021 at the 2000 census. It is perhaps best known as the one-time home of professional wrestler André the Giant, who operated a nearby ranch/farm in his spare time and retirement. His ashes were scattered on his ranch after his death. Ellerbe is notable for its peaches, fruit stands and peach ice cream shops.
Ellerbe is located at 35°4′20″N 79°45′42″W / 35.07222°N 79.76167°W / 35.07222; -79.76167 (35.072129, -79.761796).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.