Anson County, North Carolina
|Coordinates: 34°58′N 80°06′W / 34.97°N 80.1°W|
|Named for||George Anson, Baron Anson|
|• Total||537 sq mi (1,390 km2)|
|• Land||531 sq mi (1,380 km2)|
|• Water||5.6 sq mi (15 km2) 1.1%%|
|• Density||51/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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:
- Stanly County, North Carolina - north
- Richmond County, North Carolina - east
- Marlboro County, South Carolina - south east
- Chesterfield County, South Carolina -south
- Union County, North Carolina -west
Cities and Towns[change | change source]
These cities and towns are in Anson County