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Encyclopedia > Rockingham County, North Carolina
Rockingham County, North Carolina
Image:Rockingham County nc seal.gif
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Rockingham County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1785
Seat Wentworth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,482 km² (572 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
15 km² (6 mi²), 1.03%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91,928
63/km² 
Website: www.co.rockingham.nc.us

Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 91,928. Its county seat is Wentworth6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... 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 ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Wentworth is a town located in States 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... 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. ... Wentworth is a town located in States 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 1785 from Guilford County. It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782. 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (May 13, 1730 – July 1, 1782) was a British Whig statesman, most notable for his two terms as Whig Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ...


Law and government

Rockingham County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad 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 1,482 km² (572 mi²). 1,467 km² (566 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it (1.03%) 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. ...


The Dan River and Haw River drain the county. The Dan River flows in both North Carolina and Virginia, USA. It arises in the state of Virginia in Patrick County and crosses the state border into Stokes County. ... Categories: Stub | North Carolina rivers ...


Rockingham County has a large municipal airport eight miles northwest of Reidsville called Shiloh Airport, which has a paved 5,000 foot runway, a fixed base operation, and hangar space.


Townships

The county is divided into eleven townships: Huntsville, Leaksville, Madison, Mayodan, New Bethel, Price, Reidsville, Ruffin, Simpsonville, Wentworth, and Williamsburg. Madison Township is a township in North Carolina. ... Reidsville is a city located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ...


Adjacent Counties

Pittsylvania County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Caswell County Courthouse - 2005 Caswell County redirects here. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,928 people, 36,989 households, and 26,188 families residing in the county. The population density was 63/km² (162/mi²). There were 40,208 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (71/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.33% White, 19.57% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.07% 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. ... 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. ...


There were 36,989 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $33,784, and the median income for a family was $40,821. Males had a median income of $30,479 versus $22,437 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,120. About 10.20% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 15.50% 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. ...


Attractions

Rockingham County has various attractions. They include the state parks of the Dan and Mayo rivers, near Madison. Others include the historic downtown areas of Leaksville, Draper and Spray in Eden. There is also the Chinqua-Penn Plantation in Wentworth, and the historic Penn House, located in Reidsville. One of the most famous attractions of the Reidsville area is Lake Reidsville. Various historic shops and other such things are found in the county, as well.


Education

The area includes government elementary, middle, and high schools including 25 different schools which include: The elementary are Bethany School, Moss Street, Central, Leaksville-Spray, Dillard, Monroeton School, Douglass, Draper, South End School, Lawsonville Avenue, Stoneville, Lincoln, Wentworth, Huntsville, Williamsburg, and a magnet school New Vision. The middle schools are Holmes, Rockingham County, Reidsville, and Western Rockingham. The high schools are McMichael, Morehead, Reidsville, and Rockingham. There is also the S.C.O.R.E. Center. There are currently 8 School Board Members but there will be 13 after the election in November.


In Wentworth the Rockingham Community College can be found.


Shopping

Eden, Madison, and Reidsville are home to numerous shopping centers. Various shops are found in the county. Two famous shopping areas are the Eden Mall and Pennrose Mall. Pennrose Mall is a mall in Reidsville, North Carolina. ...


Cities and towns

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

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Eden is a city in Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States. ... Madison is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Mayodan is a town located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Reidsville is a city located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Stoneville is a town in Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wentworth is a town located in States County, North Carolina. ...

Unincorporated communities

Ruffin is an unincorporated community located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ...

External links

Coordinates: 36°24′N 79°47′W / 36.40, -79.78 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Rockingham County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (559 words)
Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
Rockingham County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older.
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