Anson County, North Carolina

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Anson County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Anson County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1750
Seat Wadesboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

537 sq mi (1,391 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,275
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Website: www.co.anson.nc.us

Anson County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 25,275 people lived there. Its county seat is Wadesboro.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1750 from Bladen County.

In 1753, the northern part of Anson County became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of the county became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of the county became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. And in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to make Union County.

In 1985 most of the movie The Color Purple (film), starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg along with Danny Glover, was filmed in Anson county.

Government[change | change source]

Anson County is part of the Centralina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Anson County:

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Anson County

Other websites[change | change source]