Caldwell County, North Carolina

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Caldwell County
Caldwell County Courthouse in Lenoir
Caldwell County Courthouse in Lenoir
Map of North Carolina highlighting Caldwell County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°57′N 81°33′W / 35.95°N 81.55°W / 35.95; -81.55
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1841
Named forJoseph Caldwell & Noah Galloway
SeatLenoir
Largest cityLenoir
Area
 • Total474 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Land472 sq mi (1,220 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total83,029
 • Density176/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th
Websitewww.caldwellcountync.org

Caldwell County is a county in the state of North Carolina. In 2000, 77,415 people lived there. Its county seat is Lenoir.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County.

In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were put together to make Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were put together to make Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were put together to make Mitchell County. And in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were put together to make Avery County.

Government[change | change source]

Caldwell County is part of the local Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

Connected counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Caldwell County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Caldwell County:

Other websites[change | change source]