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Encyclopedia > Carrboro, North Carolina
Carrboro, North Carolina
City seal
City nickname: "The Paris of the Piedmont"
Incorporated 1911
County Orange County
Mayor Mark Chilton
Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem)
Dan Coleman
Jacquelyn Gist
Randee Haven-O'Donnell
John Herrera
Alex Zaffron
Town Manager Steven E. Stewart
Area
 - Total
 - Water

11.6 km² (4.5 mi²)
0.22%
Population
 - Town (2000)
 - Density

16,782
1,449.6/km² (3,753.7/mi²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5
townofcarrboro.org

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History

Known originally as West End because of its location west of Chapel Hill, Carrboro was settled in 1882 around a spur of the Durham-Greensboro Southern Railway. The railroad stop was located about a mile west of the University of North Carolina (UNC) campus in order not to disturb the local population and to make it more difficult for students to leave campus by train. Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Durham-Greensboro Southern Railway is a small railroad that some time around 1882 began offering rides to a small area west of the Chapel Hill (currently Carrboro). ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...


Settlement in West End increased after Thomas F. Lloyd of Chapel Hill built the Alberta Cotton Mill next to the railroad depot in 1890. Julian Shakespeare Carr bought this and other nearby buildings in 1909, adding them to the network of mills that became the Durham Hosiery Mills. West End was incorporated in 1911 and renamed Venable in honor of chemistry professor and UNC president Francis Preston Venable. Just two years later, the town was renamed Carrboro, after Carr began providing streets and electric power to the community and expanding the mill buildings. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carr Mill Mall is a small local mall located in Carrboro, North Carolina. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924), a North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist, and was instrumental in the founding of Duke University in Durham. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Francis Preston Venable (b. ...


The original mill changed hands several times over the succeeding decades. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen intended to have it demolished in 1975 until a community petition and fundraising effort provided for its restoration as Carr Mill Mall. This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served as alderman of Carrboro, North Carolina. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carr Mill Mall is a small local mall located in Carrboro, North Carolina. ...


The railroad depot in Carrboro also served the local lumber industry, and Carrboro became a major hub in the hardwood cross-tie market. Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood For the record label, see Hardwood Records. ...


Carrboro's nickname, "The Paris of the Piedmont," comes from a humorous, sarcastic comment by John Martin, a reporter for the now-defunct Chapel Hill Weekly. In 1970, Nyle Frank, now a musician but then a graduate student in political science at the nearby University of North Carolina, organized an alternative "Invisible University," and announced plans to have himself crowned as the institution's new "King," in Carrboro. Martin commented, "I can see it now -- The Paris of the Piedmont."[1]


Additionally, Carrboro is known (both affectionately and with disdain depending on one's political views) as "The People's Republic of Carrboro" (http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin/activism.html).


Carrboro today

Located near Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina, Carrboro has a reputation as one of the most liberal communities in the Southern United States. It was the first municipality in North Carolina to elect an openly gay mayor, Mike Nelson, in 1995 and the first municipality in the state to grant domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples. In October 2002, Carrboro was among the first municipalities in the South to pass resolutions opposing the Iraq War and the USA PATRIOT Act. Carrboro is the former home of the large internet/mail order x-rated media and sex toy retailer known as Adam & Eve, as well as PHE, Inc[2]. Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Michael R. Nelson (popularly known as Mike Nelson), mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina, was the first openly gay person to be elected as mayor in North Carolina. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... A domestic partnership (known as Pairage) is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage or a civil union. ... October 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // Events October 31, 2002 The Russian Health Minister Yuri Shevchenko has now stated that the incapacitating agent used in the storming of the Moscow theatre siege was a fentanyl derivative. ... The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an American act which President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. ... X-rated, X certificate, X classification or similar terms are labels for movies implying strong adult content, typically pornography or violence. ... A sex toy is a term for any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. ...

Farmers' Market, Carrboro, North Carolina

One of Carrboro's attractions is the Carrboro Farmer's Market, which features local organic produce, locally produced cheeses, baked goods, and handmade crafts. Created in 1977, the Carrboro Farmers' Market was one of the earliest to link farmers directly with their customers. The Carrboro Farmers' Market requires that everything sold must be grown or produced within a fifty-mile radius of Carrboro. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1363 pixel, file size: 424 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1363 pixel, file size: 424 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


In the early 1990s, a sizable influx of Latino immigrants began moving to Carrboro, attracted by jobs in the building and service trades. As these immigrants settled in Carrboro, they brought the foods and cultures of their native countries to the town. Carrboro is now home to three Latino tiendas (grocery stores). Other businesses, including national grocery chains, adapted to the change in demographics by stocking a wider variety of Central and South American food products. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...

Millennium Fountain, Carrboro, North Carolina
Millennium Fountain, Carrboro, North Carolina

Carrboro has a thriving arts scene. The town is known for the Carrboro Music Festival, an all-day event which celebrates local music with performances throughout the downtown area. The music festival began in 1998 as the Fête de la Musique, and was held on the summer solstice. In 2002, the name of the event was changed to the Carrboro Music Festival. In order to increase attendance, the event was moved to the fall, avoiding the summer heat. Carrboro is also home to the two-day annual Carrboro International Poetry Festival created by former Carrboro Poet Laureate Patrick Herron. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 3321 KB) Summary Millennium Fountain Carrboro, North Carolina Photograph by Elizabeth B. Thomsen January, 2006 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Carrboro, North Carolina Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 3321 KB) Summary Millennium Fountain Carrboro, North Carolina Photograph by Elizabeth B. Thomsen January, 2006 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Carrboro, North Carolina Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... -1... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Patrick Herron (b. ...


Carrboro is home to two music venues that host national and regional acts. The Carrboro ArtsCenter hosts nationally known roots music acts, such as David Lindley, Leon Russell, and Dr. John. The ArtsCenter also holds art classes, dance classes, and art exhibitions. Not far away, The Cat's Cradle typically hosts more rock acts than the ArtsCenter, but a number of musicians have played both venues. David Lindley David Lindley (born 1944 in San Marino, California) is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist (his instruments include a variety of stringed instruments such as banjo, lap steel guitar, violin, oud, cittern, bouzouki, saz, and cümbüş). He is well-known as a lead guitarist for hire, particularly... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Dr. John is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. ...


In June 2004, WCOM began broadcasting at 103.5 FM in Carrboro. WCOM is a low-power FM station featuring music, community affairs, and Spanish-language programming. The station is volunteer-run and all shows feature local radio talent. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... WCOM is a low-power FM radio station, broadcasting from Carrboro, North Carolina. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


Government and politics

The Carrboro town hall sign, surrounded by tulips in April of 2000.

Carrboro uses a council-manager form of government. The community elects a mayor and 6 aldermen to a Board of Aldermen. Mayors serve 2-year terms, and aldermen serve staggered 4-year terms. Image File history File links The town hall sign for Carrboro, North Carolina, surrounded by tulips on April 1, 2000. ... Image File history File links The town hall sign for Carrboro, North Carolina, surrounded by tulips on April 1, 2000. ... Species See text Tulip (Tulipa) is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Liliaceae. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions. ...


See also: List of mayors of Carrboro, North Carolina and List of aldermen of Carrboro, North Carolina. This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served as mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina. ... This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served as alderman of Carrboro, North Carolina. ...


Geography

Carrboro is located at 35°55′14″N, 79°5′2″W (35.920422, -79.083933)GR1.


According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.6 km² (4.5 mi²). 11.6 km² (4.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.22% 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Effective January 31, 2006, the total area of the town increased to approximately 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²). January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,782 people, 7,570 households, and 3,126 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,449.6/km² (3,753.7/mi²). There were 8,207 housing units at an average density of 708.9/km² (1,835.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.67% White, 13.54% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.85% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.29% 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. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 7,570 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.7% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.01. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 21.4% from 18 to 24, 40.3% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $33,527, and the median income for a family was $47,330. Males had a median income of $30,099 versus $31,090 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,429. About 11.0% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. As with neighboring Chapel Hill, affordable housing has become a pressing local issue. 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. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ...


Sister cities

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Carrboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1133 words)
Carrboro is a town located in Orange County, North Carolina.
Popularly known as "The Paris of the Piedmont" because of its thriving arts scene, Carrboro was also the first municipality in North Carolina to elect an openly gay mayor, Mike Nelson, in 1995 and the first municipality in the state to grant domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples.
In October 2002, Carrboro was among the first municipalities in the South to pass resolutions opposing the Iraq War and the USA PATRIOT Act.
Carrboro, North Carolina - encyclopedia article about Carrboro, North Carolina. (2436 words)
Popularly known as "The Paris of the Piedmont" because of its thriving arts scene, Carrboro was also the first town in North Carolina to elect an openly gay mayor, Mike Nelson in 1995, and the first governmental entity in the state to grant domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the eleventh-oldest institution of higher education (and the oldest public institution) in the United States.
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