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Encyclopedia > Jacksonville, North Carolina
City of Jacksonville
The 1904 Onslow County Courthouse on the corner of Old Bridge and Court Streets.
Official seal of City of Jacksonville
Seal
Nickname: J-Ville
Location of Jacksonville within North Carolina
Location of Jacksonville within North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°45′35″N 77°24′35″W / 34.75972, -77.40972
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Onslow
Founded 1757
Incorporated 1842
Government
 - Mayor Sammy Phillips
Area
 - City 45.2 sq mi (117 km²)
 - Land 44.5 sq mi (115.2 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km²)  1.51%
 - Urban 64 sq mi (103 km²)
 - Metro 909 sq mi (2,353 km²)
Elevation 15 ft (4.6 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 72,254
 - Density 1,500.0/sq mi (579.2/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 28540,28541,28542,28543,28544,28545,28546
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-34200GR2
GNIS feature ID 0987502GR3
Website: www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us

Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2000 census the city had a total population of 66,715. It is the principal city of and is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Jacksonville. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... 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... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image:Area code 910. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


It is the county seat of Onslow CountyGR6 and the home of the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Jacksonville is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Camp Lejeune is the largest amphibious base in the United States. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. ... Marine Corps Air Station New River is a helicopter base near Jacksonville, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. ... Red marks the area most commonly associated with the Inner Banks and yellow shows the area seldom included. ...


Jacksonville has the highest per capita rate of pawn shops, strip clubs, and tattoo parlors in the United States[citation needed]. This is attributed mainly to the large population of young single servicemen in the area stationed at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Many locals often call the town "J-ville." Modern pawnbroker storefront A Pawnbroker is a person who offers loans to individuals who use their personal property as collateral. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ... A tattoo artist performs a tattoo. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. ...

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Geography

Jacksonville is located at 34°45′35″N, 77°24′35″W (34.759630, -77.409765).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 117.0 km² (45.2 mi²). 115.2 km² (44.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (1.51%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


It is approximately 40 minutes from Wilmington and 15 minutes from the Intra Coastal Waterway. Jacksonville's neighbors include Richlands, Maysville, Swansboro, Topsail Beach, Atlantic Beach, and New Bern. For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Richlands is a town located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Maysville is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. ... Swansboro is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 1,426 at the 2000 census. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Topsail Beach, North Carolina. ... Atlantic Beach is the name of some places in the United States of America: Atlantic Beach, Florida Atlantic Beach, North Carolina Atlantic Beach, New York For other places with Atlantic in their name, see that listing. ... New Bern is a city located in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 66,715 people, 17,175 households, and 13,533 families residing in the city. The population density was 579.1/km² (1,500.0/mi²). There were 18,312 housing units at an average density of 159.0/km² (411.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.94% White, 23.96% African American, 0.75% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 5.42% from other races, and 3.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.05% of the population. As of 2006 72,234 people live withn city limits. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 17,175 households out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.18. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 36.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 8.8% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. Jacksonville has been named the youngest city in the nation (lowest median age) on various lists. For every 100 females there were 156.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 178.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,544, and the median income for a family was $33,763. Males had a median income of $17,121 versus $19,931 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,237. About 12.5% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 17.7% 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. ...


History

The early history of Jacksonville starts with the end of the Tuscarora wars in 1713. The pacification of hostile Native American tribes allowed for permanent settlement of the regions between New Bern and Wilmington. The headwaters of the New River became a center of production for naval stores, particularly turpentine. The downtown waterfront park is built on the site of Wantland's Ferry, with bridges being constructed on either side of the original ferry site. The Tuscarora are an American Indian tribe originally in North Carolina, which moved north to New York, and then partially into Canada. ... New Bern is a city located in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... The New River is a 50 mi (80 km) long river in southeastern North Carolina in the United States. ...


In 1752, a devastating hurricane destroyed the county seat of Johnston, and Wantlands Ferry, located further up the New River at the present site of Jacksonville was chosen as the site of the new county courthouse. The area was later known as Onslow Courthouse. In 1842 the town was incorporated and renamed Jacksonville in honor of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ...


Jacksonville and Onslow County continued to rely on naval stores, lumber, and tobacco crops for industry. In 1939, Colonel George W. Gillette of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed and mapped the area from Fort Monroe, Virginia to Fort Sumter, South Carolina which included the Onslow County coastline and the New River. The map is believed to have fostered the interest of the War and Navy Departments in establishing an amphibious training base in the area. Congressman Graham A.Barden of New Bern lobbied congress to appropriate funds for the purchase of approximately 100,000 acres (400 km²) along the eastern bank of the New River. The establishment in 1941 of Marine Barracks, New River, later renamed Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base led to the relocation of 700 families. While the landowners were compensated, many of the families displaced were sharecroppers who did not own the land their houses were built on, and did not receive compensation for their structures. Some African American families were able to purchase property from Raymond Kellum and established the community of Kellumtown. Other displaced families established communities in Georgetown, Pickettown, Bell Fork, and Sandy Run. The latter communities have since been absorbed by Jacksonville. Col. Gillette had planned to retire near the small village of Marines, ironically named after a local family whose surname was Marine, but lost his land to the acquisition as well.


Construction of Camp Lejeune caused a population explosion in the small town of about 800 inhabitants as new workers migrated to the area. Growth continued to be fueled by both young Marine families and military retirees. Today, Jacksonville's primary industry is retail sales and services. The primary migration draw continues to be the U.S. Marine Corps. United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ...


Law and Government

The current mayor of Jacksonville is Sammy Phillips.


City Council

  • Turner Blount (Ward 1)
  • Jerry Bittner (Ward 2 and Mayor Pro-Tem)
  • Michael Lazzara (Ward 3)
  • Fannie K. Coleman (Ward 4)
  • Horace Mann (Representative At-Large)

Notable people from Jacksonville

  • Ryan Adams, singer, who frequently references Jacksonville in his songs including a song called Jacksonville Skyline with his former band Whiskeytown and the album Jacksonville City Nights.
  • Levi Brown, college football player
  • Chad Fonville, pro baseball player
  • Mike Frier, pro football player
  • David Green, pro football player
  • Sara Hickman, singer
  • Jon Nick Kapetan, Judge of the California Superior Court who graduated from Lejeune High School in 1976.
  • Cheyenne Kimball, singer
  • Qasim Mitchell, pro football player
  • Dian Parkinson, television personality and model
  • Danielle Peck, singer
  • Edward B. Dudley, governor, congressman
  • Tyrone Willingham, Head Football Coach at The University of Washington, former head Football Coach at Notre Dame university, graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1972.
  • Marcus Jones, pro football player with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ACC Defensive player of the Year while at University of North Carolina. Graduated from Southwest Onslow High School.
  • Theresa Williams, birth name Aleshire, author of the novel The Secret of Hurricanes and numerous short stories, graduated from Jacksonville Senior High School in 1974.
  • Anthony J. Williams, college football player at Wake Forest University, graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2006.[1]

Commonly confused with Bryan Adams David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is a prolific American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ... Whiskeytown was an alternative country band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994. ... Jacksonville City Nights is Ryan Adams seventh official album. ... Levi James Brown III was born on March 16, 1984 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. ... Chad Everette Fonville (born March 5, 1971, in Jacksonville, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball infielder. ... Mike Frier (born March 20, 1969 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former American football defensive end/defensive tackle in the NFL. He played collegiately at Appalachian State University and professionally with the Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals. ... David Green was an award winning running back in the Canadian Football League. ... Sara Hickman A rock/folk/pop/childrens music singer, songwriter, artist and considered an angel by her ardent fans. ... Cheyenne Nichole Kimball (born July 27, 1990 in Frisco, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Qasim Mitchell (born December 3, 1979 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is an American football tackle for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T State University. ... Dian Parkinson (born Dianna Lynn Batts on November 30, 1944 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former American model on The Price Is Right. ... Danielle Peck (b. ... Categories: Stub | 1789 births | 1855 deaths | Governors of North Carolina ... Lionel Tyrone Willingham, or Ty Willingham (born December 30, 1953 in Kinston, North Carolina) is the head football coach at the University of Washington. ... Marcus Jones (born August 15, 1973, in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former defensive tackle who played his entire 6-year NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Radio Stations

  • 1120 AM: WSME Country Music
  • 1240 AM: WJNC News Talk Radio {1240}
  • 1290 AM: WJCV Religious Music
  • 90.1 FM: WJKA Unknown Format
  • 92.3 FM: WQSL 92.3 The Party to Play Hits & Oldies All Day
  • 94.1 FM: WWHA CHR {"The Hot FM"}
  • 95.1 FM: WRNS your country
  • 96.3 FM: WRHT Thunder Country
  • 97.3 FM: WMNX The Best Hip Hop Radio Station in Southeastern North Carolina Coast 97.3
  • 98.3 FM: WKVC Christian Contemporary
  • 98.7 FM: WILT Will FM on 98.7 Variety Hits from the 60's Through Today's Music
  • 99.9 FM: WKXB Jammin 99.9 The Greatest Hits of all time
  • 101.1 FM:WAGO Go Mix Christian Radio
  • 102.7 FM: WGNI Today's Best Variety Hits
  • 105.5 FM: WXQR Carolina Pure Rock {"Rock 105"}
  • 106.5 FM: WSFL Your Classic Rock Station

WSME (1120 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. ... WJNC (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. ... WJCV (1290 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel format. ... WQSL, is a rhythmic adult contemporary radio station licensed to Jacksonville, North Carolina which is also heard on WQZL 101. ... WWHA and WWNK is a 2 Strongest Radio Stations in Eastern North Carolina. ... The Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS, popularly known as Wrens) was a non-combat branch of the United Kingdom Royal Navy that recruited women. ... WRHT and WRHD, also known as The HOT FM are the 2 radio stations with a combined total of 200,000 watts to cover the Greenville/New Bern area with Contemporary hit radio. ... Coast 97. ... K-Love is a Contemporary Christian radio station on 88. ... Look up wilt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WKXB (Jammin 99. ... WAGO (88. ... WGNI is an adult contemporary radio station at 102. ... WXQR 105. ... Web Services Flow Language is an XML Language proposed by IBM to describe the composition of Web services. ...

Television

UNC-TV is a network of PBS member stations in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... WPXU-TV is one of two i affiliates for the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina television market, licensed to nearby Jacksonville. ... ION Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ...

References

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=194460
  • Murrell, Stratton C. and Billie Jean. Images of America: Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune, Arcadia Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-7385-1356-3
  • http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/top25s/youngest.html
  • Watson, Alan D. Onslow County: A Brief History Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, 1995. ISBN 0-86526-263-2

External links

  • Official website of Jacksonville, NC
  • Jacksonville (North Carolina) travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Jactionville.com - Unofficial online community for Jacksonville, NC

Coordinates: 34.75963° N 77.409765° W Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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