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For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). Charlotte is the name of some places in the United States of America, especially: Charlotte, North Carolina There is also Charlotte, Michigan Charlotte, New York Charlotte, Tennessee Charlotte, Texas Charlotte, Vermont Charlotte County, Florida and Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands Port Charlotte, Florida These women are usually identified as...


Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Charlotte City Logo. ©2005 Charlotte, NC
Location of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Mayor Pat McCrory, (R)
Area
 - Total
 - Water

629.0 km² (242.9 mi²)
1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) 0.25%
Population

 - City Proper
 - Metropolitan
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614,330
1,613,884
861.9/km²

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5

Latitude
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35°14' N
80°50' W

City of Charlotte Official Website

Charlotte is the largest city in the Carolinas. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, and is also the second-largest banking center in the entire United States. Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County6. The Carolinas is a collective term used in the United States to refer to the states of North and South Carolina together. ... The essential function of a bank is to provide services related to the storing of deposits and the extending of credit. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


A resident of Charlotte is referred to as a Charlottean.

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History

Charlotte was founded in the 1750s at the intersection of two Indian trading paths, one of which was the north-south Great Wagon Road, which is followed closely today by U.S. Route 21. In the 18th century, the Great Wagon Road led settlers of Scots-Irish and German descent from Pennsylvania into the Carolina foothills. These settlers were known for rugged industriousness and individualism due, in part, to their Presbyterian conviction. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Ulster-Scots is a term mainly used in Ireland and Britain (Scotch-Irish or Scots-Irishis commonly used in North America) primarily to refer to Presbyterian Scots, or their descendents, who migrated from the Scottish Lowlands to Ulster (the northern province of Ireland), largely across the 17th century. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Foothills are groups of hills that are located along and around San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


In 1755, early settler Thomas Polk built a home at the crossroads of an Indian trading path and the Great Wagon Road, which became the village of Charlotte Town, incorporated in 1768. The crossroads, perched atop a long rise in the piedmont landscape, is the heart of modern Uptown Charlotte; the trading path became Trade Street, and the Great Wagon Road became Tryon Street, named for William Tryon, a royal governor of colonial North Carolina. The intersection of Trade and Tryon is known as The Square. William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ...

Charlotte Skyline
Charlotte Skyline

The village established by Polk, uncle of United States President James K. Polk, was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the German wife of British King George III. Fair use for Charlotte The photo is only being used for informational purposes. ... Fair use for Charlotte The photo is only being used for informational purposes. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Order: 11th President Vice President: George M. Dallas Term of office: March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849 Preceded by: John Tyler Succeeded by: Zachary Taylor Date of birth: November 2, 1795 Place of birth: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Date of death: June 15, 1849 Place of death: Nashville, Tennessee First... Princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (May 19, 1744 - November 17, 1818) was the queen consort of King George III. Coronation portrait of Queen Charlotte by Allan Ramsay, National Portrait Gallery // Birth, youth, and marriage Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Charles Louis Frederick, Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz-Mirow (23... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


The loyalty to King George and his consort was short-lived, however. On May 20, 1775, townsmen allegedly signed a proclamation that later became known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. A copy was sent, although never officially presented, to the Continental Congress a year later. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is a resolution allegedly proclaimed at Charlotte, North Carolina, by the Committee of citizens of Mecklenburg County on May 20, 1775. ...


Though Thomas Jefferson would deny having borrowed content from the Mecklenburg declaration, his 1776 Declaration of Independence featured language similar to the Charlotte document. (Today there is no generally accepted historic proof of the so-called Meck-Dec, and many doubt it ever existed, yet the date of the Declaration appears on the North Carolina state flag.)


Eleven days later the same 27 townsmen meet to create and endorse the Mecklenburg Resolves, a set of laws to govern the newly independent town.


Charlotte played a critical role during the Revolutionary War. It was a site of encampment for both the American and British main armies. During a series of skirmishes between British troops and feisty Charlotteans the village earned the lasting nickname "Hornets' Nest" from a frustrated Lord General Cornwallis. Charlotte was an ideological hotbed of revolutionary sentiment, an enduring legacy proclaimed today throughout the city in the nomenclature of such landmarks as Independence Boulevard, Independence High School, Freedom Park, Freedom Drive, et al. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738-October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor. ...


In nearby Cabarrus County, 12-year-old Conrad Reed went fishing one spring morning in 1799, and brought home a rock weighing about 17 pounds, which the family used as a doorstop for three years before it was recognized by a jeweller as gold. It was the first verified find of gold in the fledgling United States.


The nation's first gold rush was on, and many veins of gold were subsequently found in the area. Uptown Charlotte is both literally and figuratively built on old gold mines.


The Civil War largely bypassed Charlotte, though the city was the site of the Confederate Cabinet's final meeting. Confederate president Jefferson Davis was in Charlotte when he received news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Order: 16th President Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865); Andrew Johnson (1865) Term of office: March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865 Preceded by: James Buchanan Succeeded by: Andrew Johnson Date of birth: February 12, 1809 Place of birth: Hardin County, Kentucky (now in LaRue County) Date of death: April 15...


Charlotte's history as a financial center is extensive. In 1838 the U.S. Congress established a branch U.S. Mint there, because of the gold deposits found in the area. Additionally, an 1836 executive order issued by President Andrew Jackson called a specie circular had mandated all land transactions be conducted in cash, thus increasing the need for minted money. 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... An executive order is a legally binding edict issued by a member of the executive branch of a government, usually the head of that branch. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Order: 7th President Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829-1832) Martin Van Buren (1833-1837) Term of office: March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1837 Preceded by: John Quincy Adams Succeeded by: Martin Van Buren Date of birth: March 15, 1767 Place of birth: Waxhaws area of South Carolina Date of... The Specie Circular (Coinage Act) was issued by President Andrew Jackson in 1836. ...


The Charlotte mint, which produced coins in denominations of $2.50, $5, $10, and after 1849, $1, was active until 1861, when Confederate forces seized the mint facility at the outbreak of the Civil War. The mint was not reopened at the end of the war, but the building survives today, albeit in a different location, and now houses the Mint Museum. Because of the relatively small annual output of the Charlotte mint, surviving coints are prized in the field of American numismatics. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The city's banking industry achieved greater prominence in the 1970s, largely under the leadership of financier Hugh McColl. McColl transformed North Carolina National Bank (NCNB) into a formidable national player that, through a series of aggressive acquisitions, would eventually become Bank of America. Another Charlotte-based bank, First Union, made similar acquisitions, and is now Wachovia. Nearly all of the high-rise towers in the city are named after banks. Today, Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the country after New York City. Bank of America (BofA) (NYSE: BAC), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the third largest bank in the United States of America, measured in assets. ... First Union Corporation was a large banking chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB), based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ...


Charlotte's penchant for looking ahead -- a drive for economic development that kicked into particularly high gear during the mid-20th century -- has created something of a historical apathy in the city. Most traces of antebellum Charlotte are long gone, and preservationists often struggle to maintain landmarks in the face of modern-minded boosters, a key reason Charlotte is often regarded as a "new" American city despite the fact it is actually one of the oldest. Antebellum is a Latin word meaning before the war. In United States history and historiography Antebellum is sometimes used instead of the term pre-Civil War, especially in the South. ...


Harvey Gantt, the first African-American mayor of Charlotte, was elected in 1983 and served until 1987. Sue Myrick defeated him in an upset in 1987, and served until 1991. Richard Vinroot served as mayor from 1991 to 1995. Patrick McCrory succeeded him in office and, in 2003, won re-election to a fifth term. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Harvey B. Gantt was the first African-American enrolled at Clemson University. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sue Myrick Sue Wilkins Myrick is an American politician; a Republican, she has represented North Carolinas 9th Congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives since 1995. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Vinroot (born 14 April 1941) is an attorney and politician from Charlotte, North Carolina. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pat McCrory (born October 17, 1956) is an American politician and is currently the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Charlotte metropolitan area has attracted many people from the Northeast, especially from Buffalo, New York. Buffalonians (Buffalo residents) have taken to calling the city "Buffalo South". Northeast is the ordinal direction halfway between north and east. ... Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, also known as The Queen City, and the City of Good Neighbors, is an American city in western New York. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 629.0 km² (242.9 mi²). 627.5 km² (242.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Charlotte constitutes most of Mecklenburg County in the Carolina Piedmont. Uptown Charlotte (so named because it sits atop a long rise between two creeks) was built on the gunnies of the St. Catherine's and Rudisill gold mines. It is not uncommon for construction crews to break into the abandoned gunnies and have to pour several tons of cement to fill them. Mecklenburg County is the name of several counties in the United States: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mecklenburg County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Piedmont is the region of the eastern United States which lies between the coastal plain, from which it is divided by the fall line, and the eastern mountain ranges, the Appalachian Mountains. ... Gunnies is a mining term derived from the Cornish language. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...


Neighborhoods

  • Uptown is a late 20th century name given to the original city, which in the 19th century was divided into four political wards. Today the First and Fourth Wards (roughly west and east of North Tryon Street, respectively) are largely residential, the Fourth Ward housing the remainder of Charlotte's 19th century Queen Anne architecture. The center of Uptown is The Square, the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets and the point of convergence of all four wards. Uptown is the location for the skyscrapers of the city's banking industry, as well as the Bank of America Football Stadium and the future Uptown Arena, where the NBA Bobcats will play. The Charlotte campus of Johnson & Wales University, the Museum of the New South and an uptown branch of the Mint Museum of Art are also located Uptown.
  • South End is the area around South Boulevard below the John Belk Freeway (I 277), stretching beyond East Boulevard. An area of light industry and cotton mills for much of its history, today its formerly industrial buildings are loft apartments, restaurants and shops.
  • Dilworth, Charlotte's initial streetcar suburb, was developed in the 1890s on 250 acres southwest of the original city limits. Planned largely with a grid pattern similar to the city's original four wards, it was originally designated the Eighth Ward. Centered on East Boulevard and lying east of South End, today Dilworth is popularly known as a neighborhood for Charlotte's young professional families drawn to its historic turn of the century architecture and traditional neighborhood feel.
  • Elizabeth got its name from Elizabeth College, a small Lutheran women’s college founded in 1897 on the present-day site of Prebyterian Hosptial. In 1897 McDowell Street constituted Charlotte’s eastern boundary, and Elizabeth Avenue, which runs perpendicular from it, was widened that year. Elizabeth began to develop rapidly after December 1902, when a trolley line from McDowell Street to the college was completed. Elizabeth was annexed by Charlotte in 1907. Independence Park, the first public park in the city, was created in the neighborhood, and Elizabeth became one of the most fashionable residential areas in Charlotte. Community leaders such as William Henry Belk, founder of the department store chain Belk lived there; the Belk mansion still stands northwest of Presbyterian Hospital’s main entrance, on Hawthorne Lane. Elizabeth College moved to Salem, Virginia, in 1915, and Presbyterian Hospital bought the block in 1917 and relocated from West Trade Street. The main building of Elizabeth College, which served Presbyterian Hospital for many years, was demolished in 1980.
  • Myers Park is one of the city's most desirable addresses, an area with some of the city’s oldest large houses and streets lined with towering oaks grown at James B. Duke’s farm in New Jersey. The Myers Park neighborhood is centered on Queens Road and was designed by John Nolen of Boston in 1911. Like all early American suburbs, Myers Park was initially a "streetcar suburb" whose residents commuted to town on the electric trolley car. Nolen discarded the original grid street pattern of Uptown and Dilworth and instead planned avenues following the area’s topography. Myers Park is largely a product of the building boom of the 1920s, though some residences date from 1912. The primary style is Colonial Revival, especially the red brick style of the Virginia colony. Bungalow influences are also important, particularly in the few dozen houses dating from the 1910s, including some of the neighborhood's grandest houses. The Tudor Revival is a third major architectural mode, and Myers Park includes some of the finest Tudor Revival dwellings in the state. The area was developed with less green space and smaller lots than originally envisioned, and in the 1960s much of the Nolen-designed area was even zoned for redevelopment; only in the last few years have Nolen and Draper's contributions begun to be appreciated and safeguarded.
  • Plaza Midwood, conceived as a complement to nearby Myers Park, never quite picked up the way Dilworth, Elizabeth or Myers Park did. By the 1970s and 80s, it was considered an at risk neighborhood, and has only recently enjoyed a revival that has made it a sought-after alternative to other higher-priced city neighborhoods.
  • Eastover is a primarily residential neighborhood located east of Myers Park.
  • Central Avenue is located northeast of Independence Boulevard.
  • Southpark, located in south central Charlotte, is both a residential and commercial neighborhood. The area's name comes from the Southpark Mall, which is located at the intersection of Sharon and Fairview Roads. The Southpark area stretches south as far as Pineville-Matthews Road, with Park Road its western boundary, Providence Road its eastern, and Runnymede its northern boundary.
  • Ballantyne is a planned mixed-use development south of the Outerbelt, southeast of Pineveille.
  • NoDa is the city's "arts district" on and around North Davidson Street, located just north of Uptown. Formerly an area of textile manufacturing and mill workers' residences, recently there has been a great deal of redevelopment in the area, including adapting the old mill building into condominiums and lofts.
  • If University City were autonomous, it would be one of North Carolina's largest cities, with nearly 200,000 residents. Comprising the northeastern part of Charlotte, the largely suburban University City is the home of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. University City is also home to University Research Park, a 3,200 acre industrial park. Wachovia Bank also operates a large customer support center near the University. The boundries stretch into eastern Cabarrus County, and on the outer limits of University City lie Lowe's Motor Speedway and Concord Mills mall, the largest tourist attraction in North Carolina.

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Climate

Charlotte is located in North America's humid subtropical climate zone. The city has mild winters and hot, humid summers. Residents of this area have historically sought relief from the summer time heat by vacationing in the nearby Blue Ridge and Smoky mountain ranges. As was the case throughout most of the southern United States, Charlotte did not have large concentrations of major industries or corporate offices until after the advent of air conditioning. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west... Subtropical climate is the form of climate found immediately poleward of the zone of tropical climate. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ...


In January, morning lows average around 32 °F (0 °C) and afternoon highs average 51 °F (11 °C). In July, lows average 71 °F (22 °C) and highs average 90 °F (32 °C). On average, Charlotte receives 43.51 in. of precipitation annually.


Metropolitan area

In 2004, population in the City of Charlotte was 614,330, according to the US Census 2003 Estimate. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan area, known as the Metrolina area, is composed of the counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan, and Stanly in North Carolina and crosses the state line into South Carolina with York County. The population of the Metrolina area was 1.5 million in the 2000 US Census. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Metrolina region located near the borders of North Carolina and South Carolina surrounding the Charlotte metropolitan region. ... Mecklenburg County is the name of several counties in the United States: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mecklenburg County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cabarrus County is a county located in the south-central part of the state of North Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ... York County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Education

Public K-12 Schools in Charlotte

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Location Charlotte, North Carolina Superintendent Dr. Frances Haithcock Total Enrollment 121,640 (2004-05) 2004-2005 Budget $889,268,744 Website Link Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (abbreviated CMS) is a local education agency headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...

Colleges and universities in the Charlotte area

Central Piedmont Community College (or, CPCC) is a large community college located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Davidson College is a highly-selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students in Davidson, North Carolina. ... Johnson & Wales University is a private university located primarily in Providence, Providence County but also established in five other states. ... There are a number of institutions known as Kings College: Kings College, Cambridge, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge Kings College London, a college of the University of London Kings College School, a school originally founded to feed the London university college. ... Pfeiffer University at Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte, UNCC, or for athletics purposes, Charlotte) is a public university located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...

Business and development

Today's Uptown Charlotte is a major financial center, home to the headquarters of Bank of America, Wachovia and other national banks. The Charlotte skyline has mushroomed in recent years and features the Bank of America Corporate Center, designed by Cesar Pelli. At 871 feet, it is the tallest building between Philadelphia and Atlanta. Bank of America (BofA) (NYSE: BAC), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the third largest bank in the United States of America, measured in assets. ... Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB), based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ... Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, NC The Bank of America Corporate Center is a 871 ft (265m) skyscraper in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. ... César Pelli (born 1926) is a noted architect known for designing some of the worlds tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


The following Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Charlotte: Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ...

IBM also has a large presence in Charlotte. Bank of America (BofA) (NYSE: BAC), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the third largest bank in the United States of America, measured in assets. ... Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB) is a large banking chain in the United States. ... Duke Power, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is an electrical power company with more than 2 million customers in North and South Carolina. ... Nucor Corporation is the largest steel producer in the United States and, in 2003, reported over $6. ... The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) (NYSE: GR), based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ...


Some smaller companies that are headquartered in or near Charlotte are Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ...

Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) is a United States store chain that has locations almost all over the country. ... Harris Teeter is a chain of supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina, is the United Statess largest privately-held department store chain. ...

Transportation

The city's location has made it a longtime transportation focal point and major trucking center, with two major interstate highways, I-85 and I-77, intersecting within the city's boundaries. An interstate bypass, designated I-485 and nicknamed the "Outerbelt", is under construction and slated for completion in 2013. Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 77 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... For two unbuilt highways, see Interstate 485 (Georgia). ...


None of Charlotte's streets run north-south or east-west, and street names are astonishingly similar due to the fact many of the city's earliest roads outside the uptown area were named for churches at the furthest ends of their routes, such as Sardis, Sharon and Providence Churches—all Presbyterian—and secondary roads in their vicinities also employed the same churches' names (e.g. Sharon View Road)[1]. Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides bus service, express shuttles, historical trolleys and a free downtown circulator called Gold Rush. The Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, is the public transit system in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...


Part of the city's Integrated Transit/Land Use Plan, the 2025 Corridor System Plan looks to update Charlotte's public transportation options along key corridors at a total cost of over $1.7 billion. CATS has begun work on the $426.8 million south corridor light rail project, running from Uptown to suburban Pineville, North Carolina with service scheduled to begin in 2007. Plans call for light rail, somewhat-controversial bus rapid transit and enhanced bus and streetcar service along the four other primary corridors. Commuter rail is planned from Uptown to the suburbs of Huntersville, Cornelius, North Carolina Davidson, North Carolina and Mooresville, North Carolina, and is widely expected to be the next element built as the route will follow existing rail lines. Pineville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina between Charlotte and South Carolina. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a relatively new umbrella term for urban mass transportation systems providing high-quality bus services. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Cornelius is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ... Davidson is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, bordering on Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Mooresville is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ...


Charlotte Douglas International Airport is served by many international and domestic airlines. Formerly the base for Piedmont Airlines, it is the busiest hub of US Airways. Nonstop flights are available to destinations across the United States, Europe, Caribbean, Latin America and Canada. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Piedmont Airlines is a regional airline operating under the name US Airways Express for US Airways. ... A US Airways 737 at Chicago OHare US Airways (IATA: US, ICAO: USA, and Callsign: US Air) is an airline based in Arlington County, Virginia that is owned by US Airways Group Inc. ...


Amtrak's Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Charlotte with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at 1914 North Tryon Street. Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... Motto: BELIEVE (formerly The City That Reads) Nickname: Charm City Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated  30 July 1729  1797 County  Independent city Mayor  Martin J. OMalley (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  349. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the... Downtown Richmond as seen from the James River Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Such is the way to the Stars) Nickname: River City Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated  1607   County  Independent city Mayor  Douglas Wilder Area  - Total  - Water  162. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... City nickname(s): The A-T-L, The Horizon City, The Capital of the South, The Phoenix City, The City Too Busy to Hate, Hotlanta, A-Town, The Big A, The New York of the South, The Big Peach, City of a Hundred Hills County Fulton County, Georgia Area  - Total... Nickname: B-HAM, Da Ham, The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South Location in Alabama Founded  -Incorporated 1873  County Jefferson County Mayor Bernard Kinkaid Area  - Total  - Water 393. ... City nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City that Care Forgot Location of New Orleans Country   State     Parish United States   Louisiana     Orleans Parish Mayor C. Ray Nagin Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 350. ...


The city harbors a wide system of parks and greenways, recreational areas that can be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.


Demographics

As of 2004, census estimates show there are 614,330 people living in Charlotte, and 801,137 in Mecklenburg County. The county's population is projected to reach 1 million in 2010. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Figures from the more comprehensive 2000 census show Charlotte's population density to be 861.9/km² (2,232.4/mi²). There are 230,434 housing units at an average density of 367.2/km² (951.2/mi²). 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Charlotte's population is ethnically diverse. The racial makeup of the city is: 58.26% white / 32.72% black / 7.36% Hispanic or Latino of any race / 3.41% Asian (including Indians (largely Gujarati), Chinese, and Vietnamese) / 0.34% Native American / 0.05% Pacific Islander / 3.56% from other races / 1.66% from two or more races 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. ... World map showing location of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ... Gujarat (ગુજરાત in Gujarati) is the most industrialized state in India after Maharashtra and is located in western India, bordered by Pakistan to the northwest and Rajasthan to the north. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ...

  • The demography makeup of Charlotte is changing rapidly with the White percent declining and the Black, Hispanic, Asian, and "Other" race increasing. (Black and Hispanic are fastest)

More 2000 census data:


There are 215,449 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.07. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $46,975, and the median income for a family is $56,517. Males have a median income of $38,767 versus $29,218 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,823. 10.6% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sports

Hornets

The nickname "Hornets" has long been a part of Charlotte sports. This comes from the city's nickname, the "Hornet's nest" (see above). For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ...


The first time the name was used for a sports team was in 1901 when the newly formed baseball club adopted the name. 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ...


Football

Charlotte has been home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers since 1996. The city was home to the World Football League's Charlotte Hornets for 1974 and 1975. Charlotte has also been home to two Arena Football League teams, the Charlotte Rage and Carolina Cobras. NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Conference NFC Division South Founded 1995 Home Field Bank of America Stadium City Charlotte, North Carolina Team Colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 75-91-0 The Carolina Panthers are a National Football League team... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... Charlotte Hornets was a football team in the 1974-75 World Football League. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Arena Football League logo The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Charlotte Rage was a team in the Arena Football League, a league which plays a scaled-down version of American football suitable for play in venues primarily designed for ice hockey or basketball. ... The Carolina Cobras were a franchise in the Arena Football League. ...


Basketball

In 1988, the National Basketball Association placed an expansion franchise in Charlotte named the Hornets. In 2002, the team moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and kept the Hornets name. Charlotte was awarded another expansion team in 2004 named the Charlotte Bobcats in honor of team owner Bob Johnson. NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... City nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City that Care Forgot Location of New Orleans Country   State     Parish United States   Louisiana     Orleans Parish Mayor C. Ray Nagin Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 350. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a National Basketball Association team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The current head coach is Byron Scott. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are an American basketball team which began play in the National Basketball Association in 2004-05. ... Bob Johnson can refer to different people: Bob Johnson (1905-1982), Indian Bob, the Major League Baseball player. ...


The NBA's Charlotte Bobcats began play in 2004. The WNBA Charlotte Sting have played in Charlotte since 1997. NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are an American basketball team which began play in the National Basketball Association in 2004-05. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WNBA logo The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Charlotte Sting are a Womens National Basketball Association team. ...


Auto racing

Charlotte is the de facto hub of stock car racing, starting with the fact that three major NASCAR events (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500) are held annually at nearby Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly the Charlotte Motor Speedway). Rural Charlotte's rugged dirt tracks, such as Metrolina Speedway, were birthing grounds for some of racing's most famed figures, including the late Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. The first ever NASCAR race was held at the old Charlotte speedway (not the same one as Lowe's). A vast majority of NASCAR race shops are located within an hour's drive of Charlotte, and a majority of NASCAR drivers maintain a residence near Charlotte. 73% of all American motorsports employees (including all racing series) work within 2 hours of Charlotte. NASCAR maintains offices in Uptown Charlotte, and also about 30 minutes north and northeast of uptown Charlotte (in Concord, North Carolina as well as Mooresville, North Carolina). NASCAR logo The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The UAW-GM Quality 500 is a NASCAR race that is hosted annually at Lowes Motor Speedway in the United States. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Dale Earnhardt Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. ... Richard Petty (second from left) pictured with his father Lee (to his left), son Kyle (to his right), and grandson Adam (far right), in 2000 before the deaths of Lee and Adam. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Mooresville is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ...


Soccer

Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer Leagues. The Charlotte Eagles are a professional soccer club based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ...


Baseball

Baseball has a long, rich history in the Queen City. Dating back to 1901 when the Charlotte Hornets were formed. It's currently home to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, the top minor-league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Charlotte Hornets baseball team was originally founded in 1901. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Charlotte Knights are a minor league baseball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Golf

Charlotte plays host to the annual Wachovia Championship, part of the PGA Tour.


Area attractions

Paramounts Carowinds is a 105 acre (425,000 m²) amusement park located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The park, which originally opened on March 31, 1973 as Carowinds, straddles the borders of North Carolina and South Carolina. ...

Religion

The birthplace of Billy Graham and onetime home of the PTL Club, Charlotte was once known as the "City of Churches." Of those who practice a religion, most Charlotteans are Christian of various Protestant denominations, with (principally Southern) Baptists and Methodists being the two dominant denominations in the city and area. Billy Graham The Rev. ... Jim Bakker (born January 2, 1939 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, Assemblies of God preacher, and evangelist beset by scandal, and the former host of The PTL Club (PTL being an acronym for Praise the Lord and People That Love) with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an evangelical, protestant denomination. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


The Catholic presence in Charlotte began increasing during the 1980s when a series of significant corporate transfers (e.g., IBM, Gold Bond) brought thousands of New Yorkers into the area. Catholic congregations continue to expand with the growth of Latino immigration. Catholic schools are numerous with the main one being off of Highway 51 South and another one is found on Park Road. Catholic schools are educational facilities administered by Roman Catholic board of education. ...


The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is headquartered in Charlotte, and Reformed Theological Seminary has a campus there. The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) is an organization of Baptist Christians for uniting in efforts for peace throughout the world. ... Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is a non-denominational, Protestant seminary dedicated to training leaders in the evangelical church (especially its Presbyterian and Reformed branches) to be pastors, missionaries, educators, and Christian counselors. ...


Jewish synagogues (Temple Beth El, Reform, Temple Israel, Conservative, and an Orthodox congregation) are located in Shalom Park, on Providence Road. The Lubavitch synagogue is located on Sardis Road. A synagogue (from Greek synagoge place of assembly literally meeting, assembly,) is a Jewish house of prayer and study. ...


The Charlotte area has five mosques: Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte (Plaza Rd.), Islamic Center of Charlotte (off of Central Ave.), Masjid Ash-Shaheed (Tuckaseegee Rd.), South Musallah (Pineville), and Islamic Society of Gastonia (Gastonia). There is also Charlotte Islamic School, a private school from PreK-9 near Presbyterian Hospital. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Hindus meet at the Hindu Center off Independence Boulevard near Idlewild Road or the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple off of Margaret Wallace Road. Sikhs have a gurudwara near mineral springs road. BAPS mandir in Houston, TX, United States Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha or BAPS is a branch of the Hindu Swaminarayan sect with more than 1,000,000 followers worldwide and a greater presence outside South Asia than any other Hindu group. ... A Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. ...


There are also quite a few progressive religious institutions in the Charlotte area, with the Unitarian Universalist Church perhaps being the most prominent and popular. The primary location, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, is located on North Sharon Amity Road close to that roads intersection with Randolph Road. Progressive can refer to: Progressive music, including Progressive rock, Progressive metal and Progressive electronica Political Progressivism Several Progressive Parties Progressive Era in the United States (1890-1913) Progressive, a company providing auto insurance The Progressive, a left-wing monthly magazine The progressive tense in grammar Progressive lenses, used to correct... The flaming chalice is the universally recognized symbol for Unitarian Universalism. ... The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte is the primary church for Unitarian Universalists in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. ...


Sister Cities (Twin Towns)

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External links

Further reading

Hanchett, Thomas W. Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975. 380 pages. University of North Carolina Press. August 1, 1998. ISBN 0807823767.


Kratt, Mary Norton. Charlotte: Spirit of the New South. 293 pages. John F. Blair, Publisher. September 1, 1992. ISBN 0895870959.


Kratt, Mary Norton and Mary Manning Boyer. Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950. 176 pages. University of North Carolina Press. October 1, 2000. ISBN 0807848719.


Kratt, Mary Norton. New South Women: Twentieth Century Women of Charlotte, North Carolina. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in Association with John F. Blair, Publisher. August 1, 2001. ISBN 0895872501.



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Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... The Metrolina region located near the borders of North Carolina and South Carolina surrounding the Charlotte metropolitan region. ... Piedmont is the region of the eastern United States which lies between the coastal plain, from which it is divided by the fall line, and the eastern mountain ranges, the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as the Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and the major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina... Asheville City Hall. ... Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Cary is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - Total  - Water 51. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Nickname: City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Founded  -Incorporated April 10, 1869  {{{incorporated}}} County Durham County, North Carolina Mayor Bill Bell Area  - Total  - Water 245. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is located in Pitt County on the Tar River. ... Hickory is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Rocky Mount is a city located in North Carolina. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wilson is a city located in Wilson County, North Carolina. ... County Forsyth County, NC Mayor Allen Joines Website Official Website Population 185,776 (2000) Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ...

Counties

Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... 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