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Encyclopedia > Awendaw, South Carolina
Awendaw, South Carolina
Official seal of Awendaw, South Carolina
Seal
Location of Awendaw inSouth Carolina
Location of Awendaw in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 32°59′11″N, 79°38′36″W
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Charleston
Mayor William H. Alston
Area  
 - City 21.9 km²
 - Land 21.4 km²
 - Water 0.5 km²
Population  
 - City (2000) 1,195
 - Density 55.7/km²
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Website: www.awendawsc.com

Awendaw is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File links Seal_of_Awendaw_South_Carolina. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... This is a list of the counties of South Carolina. ... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35...

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History

Awendaw was named by the Seewee Native American tribe. It is also home to an oyster shell mound created by the Seewee Tribe. It is often referred to as "The Spanish Fort". Most of the mound is still intact. The rest of it was destroyed to construct roads and homes for the citizens of Awendaw. The town was heavily damaged by Hurricane Hugo in September 1989, but did not receive as significant damage in 2004 when Hurricane Gaston made landfall in the region. In 1992, the town of Awendaw was first incorporated and elected its first mayor, Willam H. Alston, who is still mayor today. Lowest pressure 918 mbar (hPa) Damages $10 billion (1989 USD) $13. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1, 2004, and lasted until November 30, 2004. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Geography

Awendaw is located at 32°59′11″N, 79°38′36″W (32.986445, -79.643451)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.9 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.4 km² (8.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (2.01%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 400 households, and 312 families residing in the town. The population density was 55.7/km² (144.3/mi²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 20.7/km² (53.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 34.39% White, 64.60% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 400 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.47. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $31,696 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,781. About 13.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...


Mayor William H. Alston.


Council Members

  • Miriam C. Green, Mayor Pro Tempor
  • Jeffrey Coan, Sr.
  • Delores Cooper
  • Bryan McNeal, Jr.

Town Clerk

  • Samuel Brown

Constructions

The 609.6 meter high WCSC-Tower is one of the world's tallest constructions. The Media General Tower is also more than 600 meters high. The WCSC-Tower is a 609. ... The Media General Tower is a 607 metre high guy-wired aerial mast (or antenna tower) for the transmission of FM and TV-programmes in Awendaw, South Carolina, USA (geographical coordinates: 32° 56 25 N, 79° 41 44 W). ...


The Blue Crab Festival

(It's a fun event.)
To many Awendaw citizens crabbing is a hobby and one of the towns main economic resource. Every year in the summer the town has the Blue Crab Festival. It brings in money to the town, to use on its parks and to finish its water system that is under construction. It will not be completed until 2006.


Noble Awendaw citizens

Willam H. Alston - African American Mayor of The Year for 2005 and mayor of Awendaw since 1992.


Sam Thompson - Opened Awendaw's first grocery store, Sam's Store. In 1929 it later became E & A Grocery & Gas and a National Landmark. It was burnt down in July 2005 by robbers who set it on fire, broke into the store after hours and stole the cash register. USS Constitution. ...


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