Catawba County, North Carolina

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Catawba County
Historic Catawba County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Catawba 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°40′N 81°13′W / 35.66°N 81.21°W / 35.66; -81.21
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1842
Named forCatawba tribe
SeatNewton
Largest cityHickory
Area
 • Total413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land399 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  3.6%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total154,810
 • Density387/sq mi (149/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 10th
Websitewww.catawbacountync.gov

Catawba County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 141,685 people lived there. Its county seat is Newton.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1842 from Lincoln County.

Government[change | change source]

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

Connected Counties[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Catawba County:

Other websites[change | change source]