About This Place
Haw River is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The current population estimate (2008) is 2,012.
Haw River is located at 36°05′43″N 79°21′28″W / 36.095324°N 79.357841°W / 36.095324; -79.357841.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2) of it is land and 0.38% is water. The town formerly supported a textile mill producing enormous quantities of corduroy but is primarily a residential area today. Governor Thomas Michael Holt was a resident of the town. Governor W. Kerr Scott lived nearby, as does his son, Governor Robert W. Scott.