Catawba County, North Carolina

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Catawba County, North Carolina
Historic Catawba County Courthouse - Newton, NC.jpg
Map of North Carolina highlighting Catawba 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 1842
Named for Catawba tribe
Seat Newton
Largest city Hickory
Area
 • Total 413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land 399 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 3.6%
Population
 • (2010) 154,810
 • Density 387/sq mi (149/km2)
Congressional districts 5th, 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.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]