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Asheboro (ăshˈbərə) [key], town (1990 pop. 16,362), seat of Randolph co., central N.C., in the Piedmont; inc. 1796. Manufactures include transportation equipment, furniture, small appliances, apparel, shoes, and lumber. A prehistoric Keyauwee burial ground is nearby.

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