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Encyclopedia > Manteo, North Carolina

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,052 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dare CountyGR6. Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

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Geography

Manteo is located at 35°54′17″N, 75°40′10″W (35.904595, -75.669385)GR1, on the north central area of Roanoke Island. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.35%) 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,052 people, 515 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density was 234.8/km² (607.2/mi²). There were 924 housing units at an average density of 206.2/km² (533.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.31% White, 10.08% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.43% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 2.57% of the population. Primarily Peruvians and lesser numbers of Mexicans. 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 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 515 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.64. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males. For this reason, many local women wind up married to men they met elsewhere.


The median income for a household in the town was $29,803, and the median income for a family was $40,139. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,222. About 18.2% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over. Property taxes have been raised so high that some of the older natives of the area are selling their now-valuable properties and moving away because of the economic pressure brought on by people moving in from the Northeast US. 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. ...


Housing costs are prohibitively high, due to Roanoke Island's proximity to the beaches of the Outer Banks, with barely adequate single-family homes often costing well over $250,000. Mobile home parks are also prevalent in the Manteo town limits, with rents being equally exorbitant. North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ...


History

The town is named for a Native American named Manteo, who was of the Croatan tribe of American Indians. Manteo had been "civilized" by the English during a trip to London in 1584 where he and another native, Wanchese, learned to become the liaison between the Roanoke Colony settlers and the Indians, and had favorable interaction with British colonist John White. Eventually, John White's daughter Eleanor married Ananias Dare, and they had the first American born English child, Virginia Dare. In 1587, Manteo was friendly to White when he returned to find what the final stage of the Roanoke Colony became. When the colonists disappeared after supplies from England were delayed for three years, the ongoing mystery of "The Lost Colony" began.[citation needed] Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in... Croatoan Island is an island near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. ... A map of the Roanoke area, by John White The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in Dare County in present-day North Carolina was an enterprise financed and organized by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 16th century to establish a permanent English settlement in the Virginia Colony. ... A sketch by John White of Indians at Roanoke. ... Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare. ... A map of the Roanoke area, by John White The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in Dare County in present-day North Carolina was an enterprise financed and organized by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 16th century to establish a permanent English settlement in the Virginia Colony. ... Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves the location of the first English settlement in North America. ...


Named the seat of government for Dare County in 1870, this waterfront community incorporated in 1899.[6]


Manteo's most famous resident is the actor Andy Griffith who lives with his wife Cindi on a secluded compound on the northeastern shore of Roanoke Island about one mile north of the actual city limits. Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, Grammy Award winning singer[1], writer and producer from Mount Airy, North Carolina. ... Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ...


Dare County is named for Virginia Dare.


In 2005, Manteo restored its coastal warning display tower, and it is now operated by the Manteo branch of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. A coastal warning display tower, sometimes known as a storm warning tower, was a special kind of skeletal tower designed to provide hurricane warnings. ... The North Carolina Maritime Museum, an agency of the Office of Archives and History, under the Department of Cultural Resources, is driven by its mission to preserve and interpret all aspects of North Carolinas rich maritime heritage through educational exhibits, programs and field trips. ...


Twinning

The town claims it is twinned with Bideford, Devon in England. On 20 October 2006 resident David Riley travelled to Bideford to mark the “20-year link” between the two towns. Bideford town clerk George McLauchlan, told him locals had never heard of Manteo and the only town Bideford was twinned with was in France. Mr Riley handed over a clock to "celebrate" the twenty year link, while Manteo Town manager Kermit Skinner said the link started in the 1980's during the 400th anniversary of Walter Raleigh’s voyages to America [1] [2]. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Bideford Town Council Bideford is a small port town on the northern coast of the county of Devon in south-west England. ... “Devonshire” redirects here. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Walter Raleigh (professor). ...


Festivals and Events

Dare Day- An annual celebration for the people of Dare County. The festival is free and open to all residents and visitors. There is a variety of entertainment, food, and shopping with all activities in walking distance. Dates of this festival range.[3]


Independence Day- Every year on July 4th Manteo holds an Independence Day celebration. During the day there are an array of contests, games, and tounaments, and in the evening a fireworks display.[4]


The New World Festival of the Arts- Held on the Manteo waterfront a great exhibition that features over 80 selected artists displaying and selling their work. It is a two-day outdoor art show that has been held for over 23 years running. [5]


References

  1. ^ The Sun, 21 October 2006 [1]
  2. ^ North Devon Gazette [2]
  3. ^ The Town of Manteo [3]
  4. ^ The Town of Manteo [4]
  5. ^ The Town of Manteo [5]

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Manteo, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
Manteo is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina.
Named after Croatoan Indian, "Manteo." Manteo, in 1587, was friendly to British colonist John White.
Manteo was "civilized" by the English during a trip to London where he learned to become the liason between the Roanoke settlers and Croatoan Indians.
Manteo Real Estate (493 words)
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is an area known for its natural beaches and rich history.
Manteo is no different, and is the capitol for Dare County, located right in the heart of the Outer Banks.
Population growth for the region also continues to rise at a record pace, nearly double the North Carolina average (which is nearly double the national average).
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