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Ellerbe is a town in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,054 at the 2010 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.HistoryThe Bostick School, Ellerbe Springs Hotel, Liberty Hill School, and Powell-Brookshire-Parker Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyEllerbe is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 398 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density was 696.9 people per square mile (268.2/km²). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.68% White, 46.13% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 4.90% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.42% of the population.Ellerbe is in North Carolina (NC). To personalize your trip to Ellerbe, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States trip planner.
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