- Jacob Brent, born in Graham, starred as "Mr. Mistoffelees" in the Broadway and movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats'
- Billy Bryan, Center for the Denver Broncos, from 1977–1988 grew up in Burlington.
- Several generations of Alex Haley's family may have lived in Alamance County, as noted in his 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family - coming from Africa to Virginia, to Caswell County to Alamance County and moving to Tennessee after the Emancipation Proclamation.
- JamesOn Curry, born and raised in Pleasant Grove, professional American basketball player
- Thomas Michael Holt, Governor of North Carolina from 1891–1893
- John "John Boy" Isley, born and raised in Graham, "John Boy" of the John Boy and Billy Show
- Charley Jones, born in Alamance County, Major League Baseball player
- B. Everett Jordan, U. S. senator (Class 2) from 1958–1973
- Don Kernodle, born in Burlington, five-time NWA champion and tag team partner of Sgt Slaughter; appeared in Paradise Alley with Sylvester Stallone
- Jack McKeon, manager of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins
- Blanche Taylor Moore, convicted murderer, whose life story was portrayed in the television movie "Black Widow: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story", starring Elizabeth Montgomery
- Meg Scott Phipps, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner (2001–2003)
- Tequan Richmond, born in Burlington, stars as Drew Rock in Everybody Hates Chris, and played a young Ray Charles in the movie Ray
- Jeanne Robertson, humorist and professional speaker
- Robert W. (Bob) Scott (Kerr Scott's son), Governor of North Carolina from 1969–1973
- W. Kerr Scott, Governor of North Carolina from 1949–1953, U. S. senator (Class 2) from 1954–1958
- Brandon Tate, born in Burlington, American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League
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