Harrellsville, North Carolina

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Harrellsville is a town in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 102 at the year 2000 census.



Harrellsville is located at 36°18′14″N 76°47′24″W / 36.30389°N 76.79°W / 36.30389; -76.79 (36.303895, -76.790083)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 102 people, 47 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 307.3 people per square mile (119.3/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 150.6/sq mi (58.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.49% White, 21.51% African American and 2% Eskimo

There were 47 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $31,500. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,051. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


The town of Harrellsville was founded in the 1820s by the Harrell families. A post office was established in 1827, and Abner Harrell became the postmaster in 1833. Originally known as Bethel, the town was changed to Harrellsville in the 1860s out of respect for Abner Harrell. Originally, Abner Harrell's house, one of the largest buildings in the town, remained standing until about the year 2000, when the land it stood on was purchased and the house torn down.

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