Lenoir County, North Carolina

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}
{school, student, university}
{township, household, population}
{area, part, region}
{government, party, election}

Lenoir County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 59,648, and estimated to be 57,961 in 2005.[1] Its county seat is Kinston[2], located on the Neuse River, across which the county has its territory.

Contents

History

The county was formed by European Americans in 1791 from the southern part of Dobbs County. It was named for William Lenoir (1751-1839), an officer in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was a prominent political leader; when the county was established, he was serving as Speaker of the North Carolina Senate.

Law and government

Lenoir County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,041 km²), of which, 400 square miles (1,036 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into twelve townships: Contentnea Neck, Falling Creek, Institute, Kinston, Moseley Hall, Neuse, Pink Hill, Sand Hill, Southwest, Trent, Vance, and Woodington.

Full article ▸

related documents
Clark County, Illinois
Lowndes County, Georgia
Hopkins County, Kentucky
Sebastian County, Arkansas
Swift County, Minnesota
Pennington County, Minnesota
Buena Vista County, Iowa
Estill County, Kentucky
Douglas County, Minnesota
Polk County, Missouri
Waseca County, Minnesota
Lumpkin County, Georgia
Halifax County, North Carolina
Clearwater County, Idaho
Faribault County, Minnesota
Jasper County, Illinois
Carter County, Kentucky
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
Rock County, Minnesota
Polk County, Nebraska
San Miguel County, Colorado
Stevens County, Minnesota
Harlan County, Nebraska
Howard County, Arkansas
Carlton County, Minnesota
Louisa County, Iowa
Steele County, Minnesota
Sherburne County, Minnesota
Alamosa County, Colorado
Nicollet County, Minnesota