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Greene County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Greene 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 Snow Hill
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

266 sq mi (689 km²)

0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18,974
73/sq mi (28/km²)
Founded 1791
Website www.co.greene.nc.us

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 18,974. In 2006, it was estimated that the county's population was 20,157. [1] It is included in the Greenville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Snow Hill[2].

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History

Greene County, being a part of land grant by King Charles II of England in 1663, was first settled around 1710 by immigrants from Maryland, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. The original inhabitants of the area, the Tuscarora Indians, fought with these immigrants and on March 20-23, 1713, a fighting force of South Carolinians and Yemassce Indians, under Colonel Murice Moore, defeated the Tuscarora, under the leadership of Chief Hancock. This was the final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka near current day Snow Hill.

In 1758, the area now recognized as Greene and Lenoir Counties was separated from Johnston and named Dobbs for the Royal Governor. The county was formed in 1791 from the northern part of Dobbs County. It was originally named Glasgow County, for James Glasgow, North Carolina Secretary of State from 1777 to 1798. In 1799, Glasgow's involvement in military land grant frauds forced him to resign and leave the state. Glasgow County was then renamed Greene County in honor of Nathanael Greene, one of General Washington's right-hand men.

The county seat, Snow Hill, is the largest town and major commercial center in the county. The town draws its name from the historic white sandy banks of nearby Contentnea Creek.[3]

See also: List of extinct U.S. counties

Law and government

Greene County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (689 km²), of which, 265 square miles (687 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Bull Head, Carrs, Hookerton, Jason, Olds, Ormondsville, Shine, Snow Hill, and Speights Bridge.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,974 people, 6,696 households, and 4,955 families residing in the county. The population density was 72 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 7,368 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 51.83% White, 41.21% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 7.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,696 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,074, and the median income for a family was $36,419. Males had a median income of $27,048 versus $21,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,452. About 16.00% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Schools is Greene County are administered by the Greene County Public School system. The five schools include Greene Central High School, Greene Early College High School, Greene County Middle School, Snow Hill Primary School and West Greene Elementary School.[5] Higher education is provided through nearby East Carolina University or community colleges located in Goldsboro, Greenville and Kinston. One private school, Mt. Calvary Christian Academy, is also located in the county.

Transportation

The closest airport to Greene County is Pitt-Greenville Airport (IATA: PGVICAO: KPGVFAA LID: PGV) with service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, although most residents use Raleigh-Durham International Airport for domestic and international travel.

The major highways that run through the county are US 264 and US 13. Other highways include US 258, NC 903, NC58, NC 102 and NC 91. The closest interstate is I-95, located northwest of the county in Wilson.

Cities and towns

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

References

External links

Coordinates: 35°29′N 77°41′W / 35.49°N 77.68°W / 35.49; -77.68


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Greene County, North Carolina
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Greene 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 1791
Seat Snow Hill
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

18974
Website: www.co.greene.nc.us

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 18,974. In 2006, it was estimated that the county's population is near 23,000. It is included in the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Snow Hill6.

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History

The county was formed in 1791 from the northern part of Dobbs County. It was originally named Glasgow County, for James Glasgow, North Carolina Secretary of State from 1777 to 1798. In 1799, after Glasgow's involvement in military land grant frauds had forced him to resign and leave the state, Glasgow County was renamed Greene County, for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of American troops at the Battle of Guilford Court House.

The final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka in 1713 occurred at a location near current day Snow Hill in Greene County.

See also: List of extinct U.S. counties

Law and government

Greene County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 km² (266 sq mi). 687 km² (265 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.18%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Bull Head, Carrs, Hookerton, Jason, Olds, Ormondsville, Shine, Snow Hill, and Speights Bridge.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,974 people, 6,696 households, and 4,955 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (72/sq mi). There were 7,368 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 51.83% White, 41.21% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 7.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,696 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,074, and the median income for a family was $36,419. Males had a median income of $27,048 versus $21,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,452. About 16.00% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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

References

External links

Coordinates: 35°29′N 77°41′W / 35.49, -77.68

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