Caldwell County, North Carolina

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Caldwell County, North Carolina
Caldwell County Courthouse - Lenoir, NC.jpg
Caldwell County Courthouse in Lenoir
Map of North Carolina highlighting Caldwell County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1841
Named for Joseph Caldwell & Noah Galloway
Seat Lenoir
Largest city Lenoir
 • Total 474 sq mi (1,228 km2)
 • Land 472 sq mi (1,222 km2)
 • Water 2.7 sq mi (7 km2), 0.6%
 • (2010) 83,029
 • Density 176/sq mi (68/km2)
Congressional district 11th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4

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]