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Ulah is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, south of the neighboring county seat of Asheboro, North Carolina.



Ulah has, for most of its existence, been a little known community. The origin of the name Ulah may refer to Ulaid,a Gaelic over-kingdom in north-eastern Ireland during the Middle Ages. Ulaid gave its name to the province of Ulster where many settlers of North-Western Piedmont backcountry frontier came from via the Great Wagon road from Pennsylvania.[1]


The Ulah area is home to many people that work in Asheboro, North Carolina.


There has been talk about incorporating Ulah. The area is densely populated. If incorporated, Ulah would possibly be a tough competitor for Trinity in the title of second most populated city in Randolph County.


  1. ^ "Etymology of "Mount Ulla" or Where the Place-Name Came From". Mount Ulla Historian. January 31, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ulah, North Carolina Coordinates: 35°38′07″N 79°49′36″W / 35.63528°N 79.82667°W / 35.63528; -79.82667