|Alamance County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
430 sq mi (1,114 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Graham is a city in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 10%
303/sq mi (117/km²)
Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States It coincides with the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Formed in 1849 from Orange County to the east, Alamance County has been the site of significant historical events, textiles, manufacturing, and agriculture in North Carolina. Orange County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture
As of 2006, the estimated population of the county and MSA was 142,661. Its county seat is Graham. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Graham is a city in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States.
Before being formed as a county, the region had at least one known small Southeastern tribe of Native American in the 1700s - the Sissipahaw who lived in the area bound by modern Saxapahaw, Hawfields and Haw River locations in the county  . Southeastern tribes or Southeastern cultures are an ethnographic classification for Native American peoples that inhabited the Southeastern Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Ethnographers commonly classify Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada into ten geographical regions with shared cultural traits Saxapahaw is a Census-designated place (CDP in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. The Haw River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 110 mi (177 km long that is entirely contained in north central North Carolina in the European Americans entered the region largely following Native American trading paths that became the basis of the railroad and interstate highway routes. The county was formed January 29, 1849  from Orange County. Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 1849 ( MDCCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Orange County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. It was named after Great Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771), in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. Great Alamance Creek is an 11-mile long creek that is a Tributary of the Haw River. The Battle of Alamance ended the so-called War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of taxation and local control Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1771 ( MDCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a William Tryon ( June 8, 1729 – January 27, 1788) was colonial Governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771 and The Great Alamance Creek, and in turn the Little Alamance Creek, according to legend, were named after a local Native American word to describe the blue mud that was found at the bottom of the creeks. In computer gaming, a MUD ( Multi-User Dungeon, Domain or Dimension) is a multi-player computer game that combines elements of
Several other small battles occurred during the American Revolution in the Alamance County area during the lead-up to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, including Pyle's Massacre and the Battle of Lindley's Mill, and the Battle of Clapp's Mill. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" Prelude Following the Battle of Cowpens, Cornwallis was determined to destroy Greene's army Pyle's Massacre, also known as Pyle's Hacking Match, was a Battle that took place during the American Revolutionary War in Orange County North Carolina
In 1861, the United States began to fragment due to growing questions of states' rights concerning issues of money, agriculture, representation, and slavery. In February of that year, a peace conference was held in Washington, DC. North Carolina sent five delegates to this conference, including Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin of Haw River, an Alamance County community. Justice Ruffin was opposed to secession, but was voted down. Later on, President Buchanan said that if Ruffin had persisted, the war might have been averted. In March, 1861, Alamance County residents voted against North Carolina's secession from the Union, 1,114 to 254. Hostilities would later prove that vote moot.
Alamance County joined the rest of North Carolina as the state split off from the Union and joined the Confederate States. Although no battles took place in the county itself, Alamance County did send its share of sons and brothers to the front lines. Only in the last months of the war did the residents of the county see a significant number of troops. Most important of these events was when President Jefferson Davis dictated a note to General Johnston for Union General Sherman. General Johnston delivered that note, stopping in Company Shops to drop off some of the last of his men.
Some of the most significant effects of the Civil War were seen after the war. Alamance County briefly became a center of natioanl attention when, in 1870, a confrontation between local residents and an apparently corrupt Army colonel led to several people being wrongfully accused and arrested for various crimes. Only after involvement by a U. S. District Judge were these men and women freed and cleared of crimes. This event came to be known as the Kirk-Holden War, and it lead to the impeachment and removal of Governor William Holden by the North Carolina Legislature in 1871. Impeachment in the United States is an expressed power of the Legislature which allows for formal charges to be brought against a civil officer of government for conduct William Woods Holden (November 24 1818 – March 1 1892 was the Governor of North Carolina in 1865 and from 1868 to 1871
The Holt family began the textile industry in the county in the 1800s. Textiles became the county's largest source of industry and nearly every community in the county contained a textile mill by the early 1900s. Most of the mills were located along the Haw River which provided a cheap easy source of energy. The Haw River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 110 mi (177 km long that is entirely contained in north central North Carolina in the Glencoe, Saxapahaw, Swepsonville, Bellemont, Alamance, Haw River and Burlington all contained textile mills and all these communities were located on the Haw River or tributaries of the river. Glencoe is an unincorporated settlement in Alamance County North Carolina on North Carolina Highway 62, north-northeast of downtown Burlington. Saxapahaw is a Census-designated place (CDP in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Swepsonville is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Bellemont is an Unincorporated community in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. See Alamance (band, for the American Rock Pop band Alamance Alamance is a village in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States Haw River is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U The Holt's became famous for producing "Alamance Plaids" used mainly in tablecloths. Most of the plants have now gone out of business. Burlington was, also, home to Burlington Industries. Burlington Industries is a diversified U S Fabric maker based in Greensboro North Carolina.
The county was once the state leader in dairy production. A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal Milk &mdashmostly from goats or cows, but also from buffalo, Sheep Several dairies including Melville Dairy in Burlington were headquartered in the county. With increasing real estate prices and a slump in milk prices, most dairy farms have been sold and many of them developed for real estate purposes.
During World War II Fairchild built airplanes at a plant on the eastern side of Burlington. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Fairchild was an aircraft and aerospace manufacturing company based at various times in Farmingdale New York, Hagerstown Maryland and San Antonio Texas Among the planes built at the plant were the AT-21 gunner used to train bomber pilots. Near the Fairchild plant was the Western Electric Burlington works. Western Electric Company (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American Electrical engineering company the manufacturing arm The plant built radar equipment and guidance systems for missiles on top of many other electronics for the government. The guidance system for the Titan missile was built there. Titan was a family of US expendable Rockets used between 1959 and 2005 The plant was closed in 1992 and sat abandoned until 2005, when it was purchased by a local businessman for manufacturing.
Alamance County has provided North Carolina with three of its governors and two U. S. Senators: Governor Thomas Holt, Governor and U. S. Senator Kerr Scott, Governor Robert W. (Bob) Scott (Kerr Scott's son), and U. S. Senator B. Everett Jordan. The following is a list of governors or chief executives for the U These are tables of congressional delegations from North Carolina to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. Thomas Michael Holt ( 15 July 1831 – 11 April 1896) was a prominent North Carolina industrialist who served as Governor of North Carolina William Kerr Scott (born 17 April 1896 Haw River North Carolina - died 16 April 1958 Burlington North Carolina) Robert Walter (Bob Scott (born 13 June 1929, Haw River North Carolina) was the Democratic governor of the state of North Carolina Benjamin Everett Jordan ( September 8, 1896 – March 15, 1974) was a Democratic U
Alamance County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments. The Piedmont Triad Council of Governments is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments ( Region G) established by the North Carolina General The county is led by the Alamance County Board of Commissioners and the County Manager, who is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. County residents also elect 2 other county government offices: the Sheriff and Register of Deeds. SHERIFF is a telecom fraud detection and management system originally developed by BT and MCI. Recorder of deeds refers to the government office tasked with maintaining a record of Real estate ownership as well as other Deeds that provide persons other than
David Smith (since 2005), serving dual role as County Manager and County Attorney
Terry Johnson (current term ends in 2010)
David Barber (current term ends in 2008)
Alamance County is home to a local public education system, several private elementary and secondary schools, a community college, and a private university. The Alamance-Burlington School System is a School district covering Alamance County and the city of Burlington. History The initiation of a statewide system of industrial education centers was begun in 1957 by the allocation of funds by the North Carolina General Assembly Elon University is a private liberal arts university located in Elon North Carolina.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,126 km²), of which, 430 square miles (1,114 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (1. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 10%) is water.
The county is in the Piedmont physiographical region. Piedmont is a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains, stretching The county has a general rolling terrain with the Cane Creek Mountains rising to over 970 ft. Cane Creek Mountains is a small mountain range that lies south of Burlington North Carolina.  in the south central part of the county just north of Snow Camp. Snow Camp, North Carolina is a historical community in southern Alamance County noted for the outdoor dramas Sword of Peace by William Hardy Bass Mountain one of the prominent hills in the range is home to a world renowned Bluegrass music festival every year. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and is a sub-genre of Country music. There are also isolated monadnocks in the northern part of the county that rise to near or over 900 ft. A monadnock or inselberg is an isolated hill knob ridge or small Mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding Plain above sea level.
The largest river that flows through Alamance County is the Haw River, which eventually feeds into Jordan Lake in Chatham County, eventually leading to the Cape Fear River. The Haw River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 110 mi (177 km long that is entirely contained in north central North Carolina in the Jordan Lake is a reservoir located west of Raleigh and south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County North Carolina, in the United States Chatham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. The Cape Fear River is a long Blackwater river in east central North Carolina in the United States. The county is also home to numerous creeks, streams, and ponds, including the Great Alamance Creek, where a portion of the Battle of Alamance was fought. Great Alamance Creek is an 11-mile long creek that is a Tributary of the Haw River. The Battle of Alamance ended the so-called War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of taxation and local control There are 3 large municipal reservoirs: Lake Cammack, Lake Mackintosh, and Graham-Mebane Lake (formerly Quaker Lake).
Alamance County has several state and federal highways running through it.
Going east-west in the county:
Paramount Theater serves as a center of dramatic presentations in the community. Orange County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Rockingham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Chatham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Randolph County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Guilford County is located in the US state of North Carolina. To the south there is the Snow Camp Outdoor Drama which has plays from late spring to early fall in the evenings. Snow Camp, North Carolina is a historical community in southern Alamance County noted for the outdoor dramas Sword of Peace by William Hardy
Alamance County, Burlington, Graham, Elon, Haw River, Swepsonville, and Mebane all have other small parks that are not listed here. Major parks include:
Cedarock Park, located 6 miles south of the Intersection of Interstate 85/40 and NC Highway 49. Cedarock Park is home to the Cedarock Historic Farm, an Old Mill Dam, and 2 Disc Golf Courses. A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees Disc golf (also called Frisbee Golf is a disc game in which individual players throw a Flying disc into a basket or at a target
The Burlington Royals are a rookie league baseball farm team based in Burlington. The Burlington Royals are a Minor league baseball team in Burlington North Carolina, USA. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each In sports a farm team, feeder team or nursery club, generally refers to a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players with an They were previously known as the Burlington Indians, but changed affiliations in 2006 from Cleveland to Kansas City. This version of the team has been active since 1985, but Burlington did host a minor league baseball team for many years under the Burlington Indians and Burlington Bees.
The Elon University Phoenix play in the town of Elon. Elon University is a private liberal arts university located in Elon North Carolina. The phoenix ( Ancient Greek: Φοῖνιξ phoínix is a mythical sacred firebird in ancient mythologies starting with the Greek and later the The Phoenix compete in the NCAA's Division I (I-AA in football) Southern Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I Intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis for men, and basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet
Up until 1999, the mascot of Elon was the Fightin' Christians. The moniker is said to have been coined by a sportswriter covering a contest in the 1930's between Elon and nearby Guilford College, a Quaker school. Guilford College is a small private four-year Liberal arts college in Greensboro North Carolina founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Prior to the 1930's, Elon was known simply as the Christians. The nickname was chosen due to Elon's proximity to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and the Duke Blue Devils. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational University in North Carolina, founded in 1834 Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. However, many did not feel that the nickname was universal enough for a team making the transition to Division I athletics, so a new mascot was adopted, the Phoenix. The phoenix ( Ancient Greek: Φοῖνιξ phoínix is a mythical sacred firebird in ancient mythologies starting with the Greek and later the The choice came from the 1923 fire that destroyed almost the entire campus. Soon after the fire, the university trustees began planning to make Elon "rise from the ashes". The Phoenix was a mythical creature that rose from the ashes of its predecessors. The Christian symbolism is not lost with the Phoenix, however, which can be seen as a symbol of the Resurrection. This article concerns itself with Jesus Christ Christian, Islamic and other religious interpretations of resurrection in general
Today, Alamance County is often described as a "bedroom" community, with many residents living in the county and working elsewhere due to low tax rates, although the county is still a major player in the textile and manufacturing industries.
The current county-wide tax rate for Alamance County residents is 57. 5 cents per $100 valuation. In many national currencies, the cent is a monetary unit that equals 1/100 of the basic monetary unit This does not include tax rates imposed by municipalities or fire districts.
As of the census of 2000, there were 130,800 people, 51,584 households, and 35,541 families residing in the county. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 304 people per square mile (117/km²). Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume There were 55,463 housing units at an average density of 129 per square mile (50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75. 61% White, 18. 76% Black or African American, 0. 35% Native American, 0. 90% Asian, 0. 02% Pacific Islander, 3. 19% from other races, and 1. 16% from two or more races. 6. 75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 51,584 households out of which 31. 10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52. 10% were married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31. 10% were non-families. 26. 00% 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. 46 and the average family size was 2. 95.
In the county the population was spread out with 23. 80% under the age of 18, 9. 90% from 18 to 24, 29. 90% from 25 to 44, 22. 30% from 45 to 64, and 14. 10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92. 50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89. 00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,168, and the median income for a family was $46,479. Males had a median income of $31,906 versus $23,367 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,391. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 7. 60% of families and 11. 10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 30% of those under age 18 and 12. 90% of those age 65 or over.
Populations given are from the 2005 Census Estimate (Microsoft Excel file). In Computing, Microsoft Excel (full name Microsoft Office Excel) consists of a proprietary Spreadsheet -application written and distributed
The county is divided into thirteen townships, which are both numbered, named, and contain the following municipalities: