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Encyclopedia > Chatham County, North Carolina
Chatham County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chatham County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Statistics
Formed 1771
Seat Pittsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,836 km² (709 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
68 km² (26 mi²), 3.69%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,329
28/km² 
Website: www.co.chatham.nc.us

Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 49,329. Since 2000, its population has grown by more than 20% and now exceeds 60,000. Its county seat is Pittsboro6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The Court House and Traffic Circle in Downtown Pittsboro. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The Court House and Traffic Circle in Downtown Pittsboro. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1771 from Orange County. It was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who served as British Prime Minister from 1766 to 1768 and opposed harsh colonial policies. 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who achieved his greatest fame as Secretary of State during the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian War) and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ...


In 1907 parts of Chatham County and Moore County were combined to form Lee County. The award winning[1] PBS Documentary Family Name[2] notes Chatham County as the place the relationship between the African-American and European-American branches of the Alston family originated[3]. George Moses Horton, Historic Poet Laureate of Chatham County, North Carolina (1797?-1883) lived most of his life in Chatham County and is among the few slaves to have published material while still a slave [4][5][6]. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... George Moses Horton (1797-1883) was an illiterate African-American slave who composed poetry in his head. ...


Law and government

Chatham County is a member of the regional Triangle J Council of Governments. The Triangle J Council of Governments is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region J) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,836 km² (709 mi²). 1,769 km² (683 mi²) of it is land and 68 km² (26 mi²) of it (3.69%) 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. ...


The county lies totally within the Piedmont physiographical region. The topography of the county is generally gently rolling with several higher hills rising above the general terrain. One of these hills, Terrells Mountain, on the Orange County line is the transmitter site for several radio and tv stations for the Raleigh-Durham market, including WUNC TV 4 (UNC-TV),WDCG 105.1 FM(G105),WRSN 93.9 (Sunny 93.9), and WUNC 91.5 FM (NC Public Radio). The county lies within the Cape Fear River drainage basin. The Cape Fear River begins in the county near the community of Moncure at the confluence of the Haw River and the Deep River below Jordan Lake. B. Everett Jordan Lake, a major reservoir and flood-control lake, is located within the New Hope River basin and lies mainly in eastern Chatham County. The lake is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is partially leased by the State of North Carolina as Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... UNC-TV is a network of PBS member stations in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... The Cape Fear River, shown highlighted, with its tributaries The Cape Fear River is a 202 mi (325 km) long river in east central North Carolina in the United States. ... Categories: Stub | North Carolina rivers ... The Deep River, shown highlighted The Deep River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 125 mi (201 km) long, in north central North Carolina in the United States. ... Jordan Lake is a man-made lake in central North Carolina within the New Hope River Valley, lying mainly within northeastern Chatham County. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ...


Geology

The county lies in the Triassic Basin which makes up much of the Piedmont area of this part of central North Carolina. Much of the bedrock in the county is volcanic in origin and formed during the Triassic period (hence the name). The Triassic origins have led to the formation of coal deposits in the southern part of the county. The Boren Clay Products Pit just north of Gulf in extreme southern Chatham County is a place where Triassic flora fossils persist[7][8] The volcanic origins also led to the creation of high amounts of metamorphic based rocks in the county. The county lies on the Carolina Slate Belt. Soils in the county are mostly clay based and have a deep red color, as do most soils in the piedmont. Groundwater in the county is general full of minerals and tends to be hard if not softened. Mineral based water was the attraction at Mt. Vernon Springs during the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. A resort spa was established there based around the mineral springs of which people would drink the water to hopefully cure ailments and diseases. The resort closed in the early 20th century and is now gone. The springs are still there and are maintained by a local church. Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 to 200 Ma (million years ago). ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... The term Metamorphic can be associated with a number of meanings:- Metamorphic rock The term for rocks that have been transformed by extreme heat and pressure. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Coal Mining

The county is also home to the only known minable bituminous coal deposits in the state. The area along the Deep River, which forms the border of Chatham and Lee County was a major coal producing area between the Revolutionary War and the Great Depression. It was deemed the Deep River Coal Field. The communities of Carbonton and Cumnock,NC(formerly called Egypt in Lee County) began as a result of the coal mining industry. It is said that much of the coal mined in the field during the Civil War was used to fuel Confederate operations. A fatal mining disaster at the Coal Glen mine in the 1920's, along with frequent flooding of Deep River sealed the fate of the mines and the mines were all closed by the 1940's. Recent attempts to tap the coal have proved failures, since geologists say the coal is too highly faulted and the threat of explosive gases underground is too high. The coal is, also, said to have too high of a sulfur content to be burned with current enviornmental laws. It was once thought that natural gas and oil may be in the area where the coal mines were, but none that is economical enough to be pumped has yet to be found. Bituminous coal Bituminous coal is a relatively hard coal containing a tar-like substance called bitumen. ... Lee County is the name of several counties in the United States: Lee County, Alabama Lee County, Arkansas Lee County, Florida Lee County, Georgia Lee County, Illinois Lee County, Iowa Lee County, Kentucky Lee County, Mississippi Lee County, North Carolina Lee County, South Carolina Lee County, Texas Lee County, Virginia... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... 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... General Name, Symbol, Number sulfur, S, 16 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 16, 3, p Appearance lemon yellow Atomic mass 32. ...


Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Albright, Baldwin, Bear Creek, Cape Fear, Center, Gulf, Hadley, Haw River, Hickory Mountain, Matthews, New Hope, Oakland, and Williams. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Agriculture and Industry

The county once was dependent on agriculture for economic survival. Due to the area's relatively poor soil conditions, cash crops such as tobacco were grown only in smaller quantities and were never important in the county's economy. Livestock has always played a larger role in the county's agricultural heritage, especially cattle and poultry. The county was once had a thriving dairy industry, but in recent years most farms have been sold and developed. The county is one of the state leaders in the poultry industry, being home to several large poultry processing facilities. The poultry industry in the county is centered mainly around the western part of the county near Siler City. Townsend Foods and Golden Poultry are the largest poultry companies in the county. Forage crops such as hay are, also, grown in large quantities in the county. Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has been housed in Chatham County along with many organic agriculture farmers. Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Siler City is a town located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ... Hay is dried grass (and pasture flowers) cut and used for animal feed. ... This article should belong in one or more categories. ... Organic farming is a way of farming that avoids the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and usually subscribes to the principles of sustainable agriculture. ... Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ...


Industrial growth in the county has largely been focused around the Siler City and Moncure areas of the county. By far most of the industry in the county is set up around Moncure. Companies in that area include, Progress Energy, Weyerhauser, Honeywell, and Sierra Pine Ltd. Siler City is a town located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ... Progress Energy Inc. ... now. ... Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is a major American multinational corporation that produces electronic control systems and automation equipment. ...


Brick manufacturing has been an important economic factor in the Moncure area with several brick plants operating around the Moncure and Brickhaven communities.


3M also operates a greenstone mine south of Pittsboro along US 15-501. The mine takes greenstone and uses it to manufacture roofing shingle granules. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM); formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company until 2002) is an American corporation with a worldwide presence that produces over 55,000 products, including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, electronic circuits and displays, and pharmaceuticals. ... Pittsboro may refer to: Pittsboro, North Carolina Pittsboro, Mississippi Pittsboro, Indiana This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


A proposed mine is in the works to be developed near Siler City by ISP Minerals of Maryland. The mine has proven to be very controversial since many residents fear the noise and vibrations would destroy the rural setting.


Adjacent Counties

Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,329 people, 19,741 households, and 13,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (72/mi²). There were 21,358 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.94% White, 17.07% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.81% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 9.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 19,741 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 24.50% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.91. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $42,851, and the median income for a family was $50,909. Males had a median income of $32,980 versus $26,044 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,355. About 7.10% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 12.00% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities: Fearrington is a census-designated place located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ... Goldston is a town located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ... The Court House and Traffic Circle in Downtown Pittsboro. ... Siler City is a town located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ...

Categories: Stub | Chatham County, North Carolina ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Corinth is a place in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Haywood, North Carolina is an unincorporated community in southeastern Chatham County. ... Silk Hope in Chatham County NC is a farm community centered around a community school, a volunteer fire department, several country churches and many historical farmsteads. ...

Transportation

Chatham County has managed to retain its rural charachter in part because it is not served by an Interstate Highway. However, Chatham County plays an important role in regional transportation due to its close proximity to the geographic center of North Carolina and to major cities such as Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro.


The main east-west artery serving Chatham County is US Highway 64 which provides access to Siler City and Pittsboro. US Highways 421 and 15-501 run approximately north-south through the county. US421 serves Siler City and US15-501 serves Pittsboro. During the 1990s and early 2000s, the North Carolina Department of Transportation invested more than one hundred million dollars replacing US64, US421 and US15-501, which had previously been two-lane country roads, with modern multi-lane highways. US64 now passes well to the north of Pittsboro via an interstate style bypass. A similar freeway diverts traffic on US421 to the east of Siler City.


Trivia

  • The Devil's Tramping Grounds is located near Harper's Crossroads near Bennett.
  • It is widely said that Charlie Daniels lived in the Goldston area as a child and on several occasions has come back to visit.
  • Chatham County is one of the few school systems in the state to not offer a middle school football program.
  • One of the only cases of a rabid beaver ever attacking a human in the US occurred during a rabies outbreak at Jordan Lake in the mid 1990's.
  • A secret government facility termed by locals as the "Big Hole" was operated north of Pittsboro till around 1996. It was said the site was a virtual concrete city built several stories into the ground. The facility was actually part of the Autovon system operated under government contract by AT&T. The site has reportedly been closed due to the introduction of the Defense Switching Network.
  • The clock currently in the county courthouse was a recent addition added to the courthouse. It was reportedly in the original plans of the courthouse, but for some reason was left out during its original construction.
  • Even though Jordan Lake is held mostly in the county's borders, county residents get very little drinking water from the lake. Most of the water is currently being sold to Cary, North Carolina and areas of eastern Wake County. These contracts have forced the county to purchase water from neighboring counties to guarantee sufficient supply in the county water system.
  • Many people moving to the Research Triangle area choose to live in the county because of lower tax rates compared to neighboring counties.
  • The geographical center of North Carolina is said to be near the Gulf community south of Goldston.
  • Frances Bavier (Aunt Bea) of Andy Griffith Show fame lived in Siler City and is buried there.
  • It is rumored that several of the costumes for the movie Titanic were actually purchased from antique stores in Pittsboro.
  • The county is one of the largest (in terms of land size) in the state.
  • Since the county is wedged between the Piedmont Triad and the Research Triangle many residents in the western portion of the county do most of their commerce in the Greensboro area, while those in the eastern portion do most of their's in the Research Triangle area.
  • Pittsboro was once considered to house the University of North Carolina.
  • The county was once a leading shipper of wild rabbit meat. Around the turn of the century "Chatham Rabbit" was a known delicacy in restaurants as far away as New York.

The Devils Tramping Grounds is a barren circle in the forest south of Pittsboro, North Carolina, and the subject of some of North Carolinas oldest legends. ... Bennett is a surname and may refer to: Alan Bennett, English author and actor Arnold Bennett, British novelist Anthony Bennett (Anthony John Stewart Bennett), British politician Anthony Bennett, Australian artist Anthony Stuart David Bennett Bobby Bennett Charles Bennett, (disambiguation) Clay Bennett (born 1958), American editorial cartoonist Clayton Bennett, American businessman... Charlie Daniels performed at a USO concert at Camp Victory, Iraq on April 10, 2005 Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American country music, Southern rock, and jazz singer, fiddler, and guitarist. ... Autovon, the Automatic Voice Network, was an American military phone system built to survive nuclear attacks. ... This article describes the present AT&T Inc. ... Nickname: Technology Town of North Carolina Location of Cary shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1750 Incorporated April 6, 1871 Mayor Ernie McAlister Area    - City 112. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 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... Gulf can refer to: A gulf or bay is a part of a lake or ocean that extends so that it is surrounded by land on three sides. ... Frances Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American character actress, best remembered for her role as Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s. ... Griffith as Andy Taylor and Howard as Opie Knotts as Barney Fife and Griffith as Andy Taylor The Andy Griffith Show was an American television series that aired from 1960 to 1968. ... Siler City is a town located in Chatham County, North Carolina. ... Look up Titanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina (locally known simply as The Triad) consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... 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... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...

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Capital

Raleigh Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ...

Regions

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Cities

Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem List of incorporated municipalities (cities, towns, and village) in the United States state of North Carolina: Largest Cities Municipalities in North Carolina larger than 5,000 in population (according to the 2000 U.S. Census): Charlotte - 558,549 Raleigh - 281,915 Greensboro - 224,035 Durham - 187,364 Winston-Salem - 185... Asheville City Hall. ... Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Nickname: Technology Town of North Carolina Location of Cary shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1750 Incorporated April 6, 1871 Mayor Ernie McAlister Area    - City 112. ... Nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area    - City 51. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Durham skyline Nickname: City of Medicine Official website: http://www. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... This articles section called Trivia does not cite its references or sources. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Pro Town USA [[ZIP Code]]: 27833 Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Mayor Don Parrott Area    - City 68 km²  (26. ... Hickory is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. ... Nickname: Furniture and Hosiery Capital of the World Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area    - City 95. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ... Rocky Mount is a city located in North Carolina. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Nickname: Twin City Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area    - City 283. ...

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... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Anson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Ashe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... Bertie County (pronounced BURT-TEE) is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Buncombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... For the Spanish financier, see François Cabarrus. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Catawba County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Duplin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gates County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Haywood County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1838 Seat Hendersonville Area  - Total  - Water 971 km² (375 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Hertford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hoke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,156 km² (446 mi²) 12 km² (5 mi²) 1. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... }}}}}} Location in the state of {{{state}}} Formed 1779 Seat Troy Area  - Total  - Water 1,299 km² (502 mi²) 26 km² (10 mi²) 2. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Nash County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1729 Seat Wilmington Area  - Total  - Water 849 km² (328 mi²) 334 km² (129 mi²) 39. ... Northampton County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pasquotank County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Perquimans County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Person County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pitt County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Robeson County is the largest county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Sampson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Scotland (disambiguation). ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Surry County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Swain County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Transylvania County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


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Although Chatham County is primarily rural in character, recent growth in certain areas of the county poses significant challenges and opportunities for residents.
Chatham County is located in the geographic center of North Carolina, less than 46 miles from Raleigh, the state capital (Tetterton and Tetterton, 1998).
The county is bordered on the north by Alamance, Orange, and Durham Counties, on the south by Lee and Moore Counties, on the west by Randolph County, and on the east by Wake and Harnett Counties (Chatham County, North Carolina, 1999).
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Chatham County lies in the Durham metro area, situated between the Triangle and Piedmont regions, which are two of North Carolina's largest centers of population and commerce.
Chatham County is proud of its modern public and private schools at the primary and secondary levels.
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