About This Place
Pilot Mountain is a town in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,477 at the 2010 census. It is named for the nearby landmark of Pilot Mountain, a distinctive geological formation. It is believed to be the inspiration for the fictional town of Mount Pilot on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD.
Pilot Mountain is located at 36°23′4″N 80°28′9″W / 36.38444°N 80.46917°W / 36.38444; -80.46917 (36.384407, -80.469083).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.