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Anson County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Anson County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Wadesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

537 sq mi (1,391 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,275
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded 1750
Website www.co.anson.nc.us

Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 25,275. Its county seat is Wadesboro[1].

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.

Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

Cities and towns

Map of Anson County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Law and government

Anson County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.

As of the 2000 Census, Anson County is located entirely in North Carolina's 8th congressional district and is currently represented in the 111th United States Congress by Larry Kissell (D).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 25,275 people, 9,204 households, and 6,663 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 10,221 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.53% White, 48.64% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,204 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.80% were married couples living together, 19.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,849, and the median income for a family was $35,870. Males had a median income of $27,297 versus $20,537 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,853. About 15.50% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Filmmaking in Anson County

Steven Spielberg filmed The Color Purple mostly in Wadesboro, and a large white farmhouse (the Hautley house, which is located in Lilesville, NC and is an a old farmhouse located few miles off Highway 74) was used extensively as the main exterior location in that film. Most of the town scenes were done in nearby Marshville, NC in Union County, NC which is a small town in the county directly to the west of Anson County; the store is an actual store called Apple Jacks and dirt was laid out of over pavement during filming. The film Evil Dead II was also filmed in Wadesboro, and the Hautley house became the production office for the film. Most of the Evil Dead II was shot in the woods near that farmhouse, or J.R. Faison Junior High School, which is where the interior cabin set was located. (it is the HUNTLEY HOUSE )

Adjacent counties

National protected area

References

External links

Coordinates: 34°58′N 80°06′W / 34.97°N 80.10°W / 34.97; -80.10

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Anson County, North Carolina
File:Anson County nc seal.gif
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Anson County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1750
Seat Wadesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.04%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25275
Website: www.co.anson.nc.us

Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 25,275. Its county seat is Wadesboro6.

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.

Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County. In 1985 most of the movie The Color Purple, starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg along with Danny Glover, was filmed in Anson county.

Law and government

Anson County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,275 people, 9,204 households, and 6,663 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (48/sq mi). There were 10,221 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 49.53% White, 48.64% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,204 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.80% were married couples living together, 19.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,849, and the median income for a family was $35,870. Males had a median income of $27,297 versus $20,537 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,853. About 15.50% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Anson County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Notable residents

References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

See also



Coordinates: 34°58′N 80°06′W / 34.97, -80.10

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Anson County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1750
Seat Wadesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

537 sq mi (1,391 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,275
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Website: www.co.anson.nc.us

Anson County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, the population was 25,275. Its county seat is Wadesboro.

Contents

History

The county was made in 1750 from Bladen County.

In 1753, the northern part of Anson County became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of the county became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of the county became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. And in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to make Union County.

In 1985 most of the movie The Color Purple (film), starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg along with Danny Glover, was filmed in Anson county.

Government

Anson County is part of the Centralina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties

These counties are connected to Anson County:

  • Stanly County, North Carolina - north
  • Richmond County, North Carolina - east
  • Marlboro County, South Carolina - south east
  • Chesterfield County, South Carolina -south
  • Union County, North Carolina -west

Cities and Towns

These cities and towns are in Anson County

  • Ansonville
  • Lilesville
  • McFarlan
  • Morven
  • Peachland
  • Polkton
  • Wadesboro

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