Eden is a city in Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States, in the state's Piedmont region. Eden is the largest city in Rockingham County and is part of the Greensboro-High Point MSA. The population was 15,527 at the 2010 census. From the late nineteenth century through much of the 20th, the city was a center of textile mills and manufacturing. The city was incorporated in 1967 through the consolidation of three towns: Leaksville, Spray, and Draper.
Eden is located at 36°30′23″N 79°44′42″W (36.506434, -79.745092). The Smith and the Dan River have their confluence on the south side of Eden. The Dan River flows along Eden's southern border while the Smith River flows from the north bisecting the city on its route to meet the Dan River. The city of Greensboro is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, Reidsville is 15 mi (24 km) southeast via NC 14, and Piedmont Triad Airport is 36 mi (58 km), and High Point, 50 mi (80 km), respectively, via US Highway 220 / Future I-73 and NC 68 south. Ridgeway, Virginia is 8 mi (13 km) Northwest of the city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39 km2), of which, 15.0 square miles (39 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.12%) is water.