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Encyclopedia > Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,953. It is located in central North Carolina, twenty miles south of Winston-Salem, near the intersection of I-85, U.S. Highway 52 (soon to be I-285) and U.S. Highway 64. A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... United States Highway 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,326 miles from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners in northeast Arizona. ...


The Lexington area was at least sparsely settled by Europeans in 1775; its settlers named their community in honor of Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first skirmish of the American Revolutionary War. Lexington was incorporated as a city in 1828. Until the late '90s, Lexington's economy was mainly textile-based, but with the closure of many furniture factories, the city and the rural areas surrounding it are slowly turning into into a bedroom community for nearby cities such as Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Charlotte. 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Minute Man statue on Lexington Green, by H. H. Kitson. ... The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War and was described as the shot heard round the world in Emersons Concord Hymn. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, allies British Empire, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was the military side of the American Revolution. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... High Point, located in the northwestern part of New Jersey and within Sussex County, is the highest elevation in the state at 1,803 feet (550 m). ... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ...


Silver Hill Mine, located a few miles south of Lexington, opened in 1838, and was the first operating silver mine in the country. 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ...


Lexington is the home of world famous artist and designer Bob Timberlake's gallery, the Richard Childress Racing Shop and Museum, as well as the Childress Winery. Richard Childress (born September 21, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC) is a former NASCAR driver and successful team owner in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition. ...

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Barbeque

Lexington calls itself the "Barbeque Capital of the world"; it has hosted "The Lexington Barbecue Festival", one of the largest street festivals in North Carolina, since 1984 and as of 2004 has over twenty barbecue restaurants, an average of more than one per thousand residents. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lexington-style BBQ is made with pork shoulder cooked slowly over a hickory fire, basted in a sauce (called "dip" locally) made with vinegar, ketchup, water, salt, and pepper. Two halves of a pig being delivered Pork is the meat taken from pigs. ... Species See text Hickory is a tree of the genera Carya and Annamocarya. ... Vinegar is often infused with spices or herbs—as here, with oregano. ... Organic Ketchup, a 21st century condiment Ketchup (or catsup) is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. ...


Geography

Location of Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington is located in the Piedmont. It is centered at 35°49'0" North, 80°15'31" West (35.816768, -80.258643)GR1, in the valley of the Yadkin River. Lexington is 11 miles northeast of High Rock Lake, part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee chain of lakes in central North Carolina. Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Lexington. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Yadkin River of North Carolina begins near Brushy Mountain in the northwestern portion of the state. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 45.6 km² (17.6 mi²). 45.6 km² (17.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 19,953 people in the city, organized into 7,926 households and 5,072 families. The population density is 437.2/km² (1,132.6/mi²). There are 8,510 housing units at an average density of 186.5/km² (483.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 58.80% White, 29.91% African American, 2.56% Asian, 0.46% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.02% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 10.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 are 7,926 households out of which 28.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 17.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% are non-families. 30.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.00. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $26,226, and the median income for a family is $32,339. Males have a median income of $25,555 versus $20,939 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,310. 21.2% of the population and 16.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.7% of those under the age of 18 and 18.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The global outsourcing of textile and furniture manufacturing has negatively impacted Lexington's economy in the past few years. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Lexington, North Carolina - definition of Lexington, North Carolina in Encyclopedia (578 words)
Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States.
The Lexington area was at least sparsely settled by Europeans in 1775; its settlers named their community in honor of Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first skirmish of the American Revolutionary War.
Lexington was incorporated as a city in 1828.
NorthCarolina.com - North Carolina Barbeque: A Primer (1828 words)
Perhaps North Carolina's finest contribution to international cuisine, the peculiar institution known as Barbecue is one of those Tarheel hotspots that is often misunderstood by folks outside our borders.
In an effort to clarify the subject, it is necessary to draw a distinction between the roast meat served in North Carolina and elsewhere.
The hog roast, or "pig pickin'", is perhaps the heart of North Carolina culinary culture.
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