Established in 1783 as the county seat, Wadesboro serves as the healthcare, governmental, educational, commercial, and entertainment hub of Anson County. Home to a rapidly growing community that includes vibrant new residential villages and subdivisions, the town is poised for continued expansion and development. Wadesboro's Municipal Lake is a focal point of recreational activity, providing a new picnic shelter at City Pond with a screened-in area that accommodates as many as 20 guests. The lake area has also added a delightful new children's playground, funded by the town with the assistance of a grant from the Anson County Partnership for Children. The community hosts many of the county's most popular events and seasonal celebrations, including the People Fest each October and the annual holiday parade after Thanksgiving. The local arts council provides programs that include theatre, music, dance, visual arts, creative writing, special events, and family programming. Children remain a priority in Wadesboro planning, with emphasis placed on in-school programming, workshops, residencies, and artist's programs. Wadesboro is home to the county's community hospital and a campus for the regional community college.