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Caswell County, North Carolina
Seal of Caswell County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Caswell 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 Yanceyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

428 sq mi (1,109 km²)

4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.88%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,501
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1777
Smallcourthousers.jpg
Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville
Website www.caswellcountync.gov


Caswell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 23,501. Its county seat is Yanceyville[1].

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History

Caswell County was formed in 1750 from the northern portion of Orange County. The newly formed county was named for Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780. Leasburg was the first county seat. In 1792, roughly the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. After the division, the Caswell County center of government was moved to a more central location: the community of the new county seat first was called Caswell Court House. Later, the name was changed to Yanceyville.

Caswell County produced many political leaders, including Bartlett Yancey, Jr., Archibald Debow Murphey, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, Bedford Brown, Calvin Graves, John Kerr, Jacob Thompson, and others. At one time it was stated that all successful North Carolina legislation had to make its way through the Caswell County legislators. As an example, Bartlett Yancey, Jr., was Speaker of the North Carolina Senate 1817-1827, and during part of this time Romulus Mitchell Saunders was Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

It was in Caswell County that the Slade family discovered the bright-leaf tobacco curing process that revolutionized the tobacco industry and brough great wealth to the region.

For more on the history of the area see Caswell County History.

Law and government

Caswell County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 428 square miles (1,110 km²), of which, 425 square miles (1,100 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.88%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Anderson, Hightowers, Leasburg, Locust Hill, Providence, Milton, Pelham, Stoney Creek, and Yanceyville.

Adjacent counties and independent cities

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,501 people, 8,670 households, and 6,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,601 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.07% White, 36.52% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,670 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,018, and the median income for a family was $41,905. Males had a median income of $28,968 versus $22,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,470. About 10.90% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Caswell County, North Carolina with municipal and township labels

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Distinctions

It is the only county in North Carolina that offers Comcast Cable. It is the only county that receives the three major Roanoke television stations; WDBJ, WSLS and WSET. It is believed that Comcast of Yanceyville is affiliated with Comcast of Danville, Virginia.

Milton is believed to be the only part of North Carolina with a small Amish and/or Mennonite population.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 36°24′N 79°20′W / 36.40°N 79.33°W / 36.40; -79.33


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Caswell County, North Carolina
Seal of Caswell County, North Carolina
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Caswell 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 1777
Seat Yanceyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.88%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23501
Website: www.caswellcountync.gov
Caswell County Courthouse - 2005

Caswell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 23,501. Its county seat is Yanceyville6.

Contents

History

Caswell County was formed in 1777 from the northern portion of Orange County. The newly formed county was named for Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780. Leasburg was the first county seat.

In 1792 roughly the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. After the division, the Caswell County center of government was moved to a more central location: the community of the new county seat first was called Caswell Court House. Later, the name was changed to Yanceyville.

Law and government

Caswell County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,110 km² (428 sq mi). 1,100 km² (425 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.88%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Anderson, Dan River, Hightowers, Leasburg, Locust Hill, Milton, Pelham, Stoney Creek, and Yanceyville.

Adjacent Counties and Independent Cities

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,501 people, 8,670 households, and 6,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 9,601 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was \42.07% White, 59.00% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,670 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,018, and the median income for a family was $41,905. Males had a median income of $28,968 versus $22,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,470. About 10.90% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

Incorporated

Unincorporated


Notable Residents

Jeffrey Williamson- singer and American Idol Contestant

External Links

Coordinates: 36°24′N 79°20′W / 36.40, -79.33

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Caswell County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1777
Seat Yanceyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

428 sq mi (1,109 km²)

4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.88%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,501
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Website: www.caswellcountync.gov

Caswell County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, the population was 23,501. Its county seat is Yanceyville.

Contents

History

Caswell County was made in 1777 from the northern part of Orange County. In 1792 the eastern half of Caswell County was made into Person County.

Government

Caswell County is part of the local Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.

Connected counties

These counties are connected to Caswell County:

  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia - north
  • Halifax County, Virginia - northeast
  • Person County, North Carolina - east
  • Orange County, North Carolina - southeast
  • Alamance County, North Carolina - southwest
  • Rockingham County, North Carolina - west

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Caswell County:

  • Milton
  • Yanceyville

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