Milton, North Carolina

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Milton is a town in Caswell County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 132 at the 2000 census. It is adjacent to the Virginia International Raceway, which is just across the NC/VA state line.

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Geography

Milton is located at 36°32′12″N 79°12′29″W / 36.53667°N 79.20806°W / 36.53667; -79.20806 (36.536679, -79.208166)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 132 people, 65 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 346.8 people per square mile (134.1/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 226.0/sq mi (87.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 58.33% White, 40.91% African American, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 10.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.51.

In the town the population was spread out with 12.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 63.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 61.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,343. There were 11.8% of families and 19.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.5% of under eighteens and 17.0% of those over 64.

Legend

The Woodside House, located right off Highway 57, was the home of Stephen Dodson Ramseur, and has been rumoured to harbor a ghost, if not two. After General Ramseur's death, the house was turned into an inn. As legend has it, Malvina Ramseur Richardson was to marry a man who's surname was Steele. Little is known of him, except that he was a hunter as well as a yankee. Days before their marriage, he contracted typhoid fever and died. A grave was dug at Woodside House to bury him. However, his parents wished him to be buried in the north. Malvina died shortly after, and was said to have been buried in his vacant grave at Woodside House. Although this is unlikely, since her gravestone lies at Woodside Church of Our Savior in Lincoln, she might have been placed there temporarily, but that is entirely speculation. It is said that she roams the house in a wedding gown, and has been seen descending the staircase at the Woodside House.

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