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Encyclopedia > Granville County, North Carolina
Granville County, North Carolina
Seal of Granville County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Statistics
Formed 1746
Seat Oxford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,390 km² (537 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
14 km² (5 mi²), 1.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,498
35/km² 
Website: www.granvillecounty.org

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 48,498. Its county seat is Oxford6. Image File history File links Granville_County_nc_seal. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... 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. ... The 22nd 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 unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 560 miles (901 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... 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. ...

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History

The county was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe County. It was named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, who as heir to one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, claimed one eighth of the land granted in the charter of 1665. The claim was established as consisting of approximately the northern half of North Carolina and this territory came to be known as the Granville District. // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... The Right Honourable John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, PC (22 April 1690–22 January 1763), English statesman, commonly known by his earlier title as Lord Carteret, was the son of George Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret (1667 - 1695), by his marriage with Grace Granville (September 3, 1654 - October 18, 1744), daughter... Lord Proprietor was a colonial title for the rulers of certain British colonies in America, such as Maryland or Carolina. ... The Carolina Colony grants of 1663 and 1665 The Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1729, was a North American British colony. ... Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... The Granville District was a 60-mile wide strip of land in the North Carolina colony adjoining the boundary with Virginia, lying between north latitudes 35° 34 and 36° 30. The area had been a part of the Province of Carolina, from 1663 to 1729 was a proprietary colony under...


In 1752 parts of Granville County, Bladen County, and Johnston County were combined to form Orange County. In 1764 the eastern part of Granville County became Bute County. Finally, in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County. 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Bute County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Granville County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,390 km² (537 mi²). 1,376 km² (531 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it (1.02%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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. ...


Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Brassfield, Dutch Creek, Fishing Creek, Mount Energy, Oak Hill, Oxford, Salem, Sassafras Fork, Tally Ho, and Walnut Grove. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1765 Seat Boydton Area  - Total  - Water 1,759 km² (679 mi²) 143 km² (55 mi²) 8. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham 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. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1752 Seat Halifax Area  - Total  - Water 2,149 km² (830 mi²) 27 km² (10 mi²) 1. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,498 people, 16,654 households, and 12,040 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (91/mi²). There were 17,896 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.74% White, 34.94% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.43% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 4.02% 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 16,654 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,965, and the median income for a family was $46,013. Males had a median income of $30,418 versus $24,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,118. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% 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

Butner is a census-designated place located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Creedmoor is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Stem is a town located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Stovall is a town located in Granville County, North Carolina. ...

External links

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Topics

History | Geography | North Carolinians Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 560 miles (901 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... History of North Carolina For the state today see North Carolina // Bibliography Surveys James Clay and Douglas Orr, eds. ... The following is a list of famous people born in North Carolina, USA. // Public/Military Figures Erskine Bowles, (born 1945), former White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton, two-time Democratic candidate for the United States Senate (Greensboro) William Blount, (1749 - 1800), First NC signer of the United States...

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 State County United States North Carolina Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ...

Regions

Coastal Plain | Outer Banks | Inner Banks | Sandhills | Piedmont | The Triangle | Piedmont Triad | Metro Charlotte | Land of the Sky | Blue Ridge Mountains | Smoky Mountains This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... North Carolinas Inner Banksâ„¢ lie between Virginia to the North, South Carolina to the South, Interstate-95 to the West, and the North Carolina Outer Banks to the East. ... A hiking trail snakes through Weymouth Woods in the sandhills region of North Carolina. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a metropolitan region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and the town of Chapel Hill. ... 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 Charlotte Metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), is composed of five counties in North Carolina and one county in South Carolina. ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area 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. ... Main Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from Gatlinburg The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains portion of the Appalachian Mountains. ...

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. ... Cary is the second largest city in Wake County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Term Expires: 12/2007 Town Council Laurin Easthom Term Expires: 12/2009 Sally Greene Term Expires: 12/2007 Ed Harrison Term Expires: 12/2009 Cam Hill Term Expires: 12/2007 Mark Kleinschmidt Term Expires: 12/2009... Flag Nickname: Formal: The Queen City, Hornets Nest - Informal: The City of Churches, Tree City USA Location Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Government Country State Counties United States North Carolina Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Geographical characteristics Area 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. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... 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 located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. ... 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 State County United States North Carolina Wake County Founded 1792 Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ... 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 in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Twin City Location Location in North Carolina Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States North Carolina Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1889 1913 Mayor Allen Joines (D) Geographical characteristics 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 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 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 is a county located in the 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 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. ... Chatham County is a county located in the 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. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the 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 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 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. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1779 Seat Asheboro Area  - Total  - Water 2,046 km² (790 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... 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 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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Granville County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
It was named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, who as heir to one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, claimed one eighth of the land granted in the charter of 1665.
The claim was established as consisting of approximately the northern half of North Carolina and this territory came to be known as the Granville District.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
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