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Encyclopedia > Person County, North Carolina
Person County, North Carolina
Seal of Person County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Person County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1791
Seat Roxboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,047 km² (404 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
31 km² (12 mi²), 2.92%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

37,344
35/km² 
Website: www.personcounty.net

Person County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the northwestern piedmont Research Triangle region. As of 2005, the population was 37,344. Its county seat is Roxboro6. The southern part of the county is the fastest growing with new subdivisions & businesses due to its proximity to neighboring Durham County, North Carolina. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest City = Charlotte Largest city {{{LargestCity}}} Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Roxboro is a city in Person County, North Carolina. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest City = Charlotte Largest city {{{LargestCity}}} Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 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... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Roxboro is a city in Person 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. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1791 from the eastern half of Caswell County. It was named for Thomas Person, a general in the Continental Army, during the American Revolutionary War. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... This article is about military actions only. ...


Elected Officials

Brad Miller (D), U.S. House of Representatives
Ellie Kinnaird (D), State Senator
W.A. "Winkie" Wilkins (D), State Representative


Johnny M. Lunsford (D), County Commission Chair
Larry Bowes (D), County Commissioner
Larry Yarborough (R), County Commissioner
Kyle Puryear (R), County Commissioner
Jimmy Clayton (D), County Commissioner


Gordon Powell, School Board Chairman
Jimmy Wilkins, School Board Vice-Chairman
Pecolia Beatty, School Board Member
Ronnie P. King, School Board Member
Vickie L. Nelson, School Board Member


Law and government

Person County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments. The county government is administered by an elected county commission, and county law enforcement is administered by an elected Sheriff and his officers. Although the county is politically conservative, local politics is still dominated by the Democratic Party. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Geography

A sunset on Hyco Lake in northwest Person County
A sunset on Hyco Lake in northwest Person County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,047 km² (404 mi²). 1,016 km² (392 mi²) of it is land and 31 km² (12 mi²) of it (2.92%) is water. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 651 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from HycoLake. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 651 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from HycoLake. ... Hyco Lake is a man-built lake in Person and Caswell counties, North Carolina. ... 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. ...


The origin of the Tar River is in SE Person County. In the northwest section of the county is Hyco Lake, with Mayo Reservoir in the northeast section. Both lakes are used for electrical power generation and recreation. Near the western border with Caswell County is Roxboro Lake. Part of the Neuse begins here with the Flat River, where it combines with the Little and Eno rivers to go into Falls Lake and create the Neuse. The Tar River is a river that is approximately 346 kilometers (215 miles) long, of northeast North Carolina flowing generally southeast to an estuary of Pamlico Sound. ... Hyco Lake is a man-built lake in Person and Caswell counties, North Carolina. ... Mayo Lake is a reservoir located in northern Person County, North Carolina, and southern Halifax County, Virginia. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... A bridge over the Neuse River at New Bern, where it empties into the Pamlico Sound. ... Categories: Stub | Michigan rivers ... Little River may refer to: in Australia: Little River, Victoria. ... Falls Lake is a 12,500 acre (51 km²) artificial lake located in Durham, Wake, and Granville counties in North Carolina, USA. The lake is formed by the confluence of the Eno, Little, and Flat rivers, and is in turn the source for the Neuse River. ...


The county is largely covered by rolling hills divided by farmlands and forest. The northern part of the county between the lakes is skirted by a plateau. The highest point of the county is a prominent hill in Roxboro, where the county seat has located its water reservoir tank. Other high elevation areas of the county include a rocky igneous prominence called Hagers Mountain, north of Roxboro, and Mt. Tirzah in the southern part of the county. The geology of the county is dominated by igneous formation, overlaid by a variety of soils, with granite boulders strewn across the county. Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ...


Cities, townships and communities

Map of Person County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Person County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Roxboro is the county seat, and located roughly at the center of the county. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Roxboro is a city in Person County, North Carolina. ...


The county is divided into nine township districts: Allensville, Bushy Fork, Cunningham, Flat River, Holloway, Mount Tirzah, Olive Hill, Roxboro, and Woodsdale (which includes Bethel Hill). A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Other unincorporated communities include Timberlake, Hurdle Mills, and Leasburg (mostly in Caswell County). Timberlake is a small unincorparated town in south-central Person County, North Carolina. ... Solomon Lea Historical Marker in Leasburg, North Carolina Leasburg is a former town and the former county seat of Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1752 Seat Halifax Area  - Total  - Water 2,149 km² (830 mi²) 27 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Granville 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. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2005, there were 37,344 people, 14,085 households, and 10,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (91/mi²). There were 15,504 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.79% White, 28.21% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. (This reporting does not take into account the massive annual influx of Hispanic migrant labor.) Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


The population has surged drastically since the 1980s due to white flight from the nearby city of Durham, NC. This population surge has led to a drastic increase in real estate prices in the last twenty years. White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country State County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ...


There were 14,085 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95. 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 county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,159, and the median income for a family was $44,598. Males had a median income of $30,970 versus $22,804 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,709. About 9.40% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.90% of those under age 18 and 17.30% 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. ...


Education

Person County administers a single unified school district with a K-12 program.


seven elementary schools: (K-6)

two middle schools: (6-8)

and all students matriculating from a single high school: (9-12)

Additional Learning Centers:

  • Earl Bradsher Pre-School Center
  • Person County Learning Academy
  • Bethel Hill Charter School, is a public school exempt from the state's public school system that offers young kids an alternative for grades K-6.
  • Roxboro Community School, is an alternative to the state public school system located near Uptown Roxboro. The school is housed in a renovated cotton mill and opened for the 2006-2007 school year. After the grade levels are phased in the school will be open for grades 7-12.
  • Roxboro Christian Academy, a private school founded in 1976, also has a K-12 program.
  • Zion Christian Academy was founded in 2002 and offers a 1-12 program.
  • Piedmont Community College with branches in Person County and neighboring Caswell County, offers associate's degrees, technical training programs, and college credit which is transferable to local state supported colleges/universities.

Piedmont Community College is a two-year institution in Caswell and Person counties in North Carolina. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ...

Business

The economy of Person County is dominated by electrical/textile production, brokering, food processing, automotive, tobacco agriculture, aluminum and paper products. Diversification from traditional flue cured tobacco to include burley tobacco and other modes of agriculture, is underway. Person County is also part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, a center of researching and textiles.


Person County offers a strategic location for business and industry, being within an hour’s drive of North Carolina's two major economic centers, the Research Triangle Park (Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh) and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), and a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia. Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ... Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. ...


Culture

Person County was settled by a variety of groups including Native Americans, Scots, Scots-Irish, English, Germans, French Hugeonots, and Africans. Religious affiliation in the county is predominantly Protestant with a small contingent of Catholics and other groups. Due to its proximity to Virginia, the Carolina coast, and the Appalachian foothills, a wide variety of Southern American English dialects can be heard in the county, with Virginia Piedmont, Coastal Southern, South Midland, and African American Vernacular English being the most common. Southern American English as defined by the monophthongization of to before obstruents (Labov, Ash, and Boberg 2006:126). ...


Local legends claim that the Indians of Person County are descended from the first British colonists of North America, the Elizabethan era settlement of Roanoke Island, often called the Lost Colony. Indeed, when these Indians were first encountered by subsequent settlers, they noted that these Native Americans already spoke English and were of the Christian religion. The historical surnames of this group also correspond with those of the Roanoke Island settlers, and many exhibit European physical features along with Native American features. Others discount these remarkable coincidences and classify the Indians of Person County as an offshoot of the Saponi tribe. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Elizabethan Era is the period associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) and is often considered to be a golden age in English history. ... , Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ... Saponi is the name of one of the eastern Siouan tribes, related to the Tutelo, Occaneechi, Monacan and other eastern Siouan peoples, whose original homeland is in North Carolina and Virginia. ...


Famous residents

Robert Lester Blackwell was an American soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War I. Little is known of his early life prior to entering the US Army, other than that he was born in Person County, North Carolina around 1885, raised on a small farm, and... This article is about a military rank. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Carl Long (born September 20, 1967) in Roxboro, North Carolina, is a NASCAR race car driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Madison in 1818 The only surviving photograph of Dolley Madison Dorothea Dandrige Payne or Dolley Payne, was born (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) was the wife of President James Madison, who served from 1809 until 1817. ... First Lady Laura Bush and former first ladies (from left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Sen. ... Jim Thorpe is an American golfer, currently playing on the over-50s Champions Tour. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... CFL is an acronym for: Canadian Football League Compact fluorescent light bulb Continental Football League Courant, Fredericks and Lewy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Image:WendyPalmer2005. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ...

External links

Coordinates: 36°23′N 78°59′W / 36.39, -78.98 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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A. G. Person (1348 words)
Person, was born in 1816 and became a practicing physician of Fremont, Wayne county, North Carolina.
He was first licensed to practice medicine by the state board of medical examiners of North Carolina in May, 1885, was elected a member of the board of health of Wayne county in September of the same year and was chosen president of that board in 1889.
He was a member of the Caldwell county, Texas, Medical Society from 1894 until 1899 and he was licensed to practice by the fifth district board in 1898 and afterward by the state board of medical examiners in 1902.
Person County, North Carolina > Home (339 words)
Person County government, under the direction of a five-member Board of Commissioners, administers public safety programs, health and social services, cultural and recreational activities, and sanitation services.
It is bordered by Caswell County to the west, Durham and Orange counties to the south, and Granville County to the east.
Person County residents live within a one-hour drive of two large and growing metropolitan areas: the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) and the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point).
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