U.S. Route 264
U. S. Route 264 is an east–west United States highway that runs for 215.7 miles from Raleigh to Manns Harbor in the state of North Carolina. U. S. Route 264 begins at the Raleigh Beltline and travels to the east from a directional T interchange, concurrently with both Interstate 87 and US 64 along with it on a freeway alignment, it meets the eastern terminus of Interstate 540. The I-87 concurrency ends at the Rolesville Road interchange in Wendell; the route curves to the northeast. At the north side of town, US 64 continues to the northeast, while the US 264 freeway continues east through a long wooded stretch, it curves to the south. As the freeway loops south of Wilson, the short concurrency of Interstate 795 splits-off towards Goldsboro as US 264 continues east to Greenville. In Greenville, the freeway downgrades to expressway grade at the US 13/NC 11/NC 903 interchange. After completing the loop north around Greenville, it continues east, on Pactolus Highway, through a undeveloped area and passes through Washington and US 17.
The route continues east on a two-lane road, cutting through farmland. It begins to curve to the northeast after meeting NC 99. Within the town, it curves to the east again and south toward Belhaven, where it bypasses north of town while US 264 Business goes through it. After Belhaven, US 264 continues eastward once again entering Hyde county, passing south of Lake Mattamuskeet through an area dominated by farmland and through the community of Engelhard. Turning north, US 264 goes through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge before reaching Manns Harbor, where US 264 ends at intersection with US 64. Pamlico Scenic Byway is an 127-mile byway from Washington to Manns Harbor. US 264 overlap several sections of the byway; the byway is noted for its history, scenic views, the three national wildlife refuges that the route goes through. Other roads and highways that make-up the byway are: NC 32, NC 45, NC 92, NC 94. Established in 1932, US 264 started from US 64/NC 90, in Zebulon, to the community of Engelhard, in Hyde County.
The route was overlapped with NC 91 and was paved west of Swan Quarter. In 1934, NC 91 was removed along the route. Sometime between 1948-'50, US 264 was moved south around Wilson, on Ward Boulevard. Sometime between 1951-'52, US 264 was extended east from Engelhard to Manns Harbor, where it connected back with US 64, it continued east, overlapped with US 64, ending at Whalebone Junction with US 158 and NC 12. Sometime between 1953 -' 54, US 264 was bypassed Greenville. By 1958, US 264 was moved north around Swan Quarter, replaced by NC 45 and NC 94. In 1962-'63, US 264 was bypassed north around Belhaven, old route through town becoming US 264 Business. Between 1972-'78, US 264 was moved onto a Super-2 routing north of Sims and Middlesex. Much of the old route become US 264 Business, today part of US 264 Alternate. In 1979, the Super-2 was upgraded to freeway standards. Between 1987-'90, US 264 was moved onto new freeway south of Wilson. During this time, US 264 was upgraded to freeway standards east of Farmville to Greenville.
Between 1991 -' 93, US 264 was moved north onto new freeway. Sometime between 1994-'99, US 264 was extended west from Zebulon, to the junction with I-440 in Raleigh; this would change on July 8, 2005, when the Knightdale Bypass was completed. In August 2002, US 264 was truncated east at Manns Harbor. In 2004, US 264 was rerouted, onto new freeway, south of Wilson. In 2007, part of this route was overlapped with I-795. In 2016, construction began on a bypass between U. S. 264 in Greenville, where it connects with the city's Stantonsburg Road, to North Carolina Highway 11 as it passes through Ayden. In January, 2013, the mayors of Greenville and Ayden announced that they would push to change the designation of US 264 between Wilson and Greenville to an interstate. On September 7, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory said he would ask for the section of US 264 between Zebulon and Greenville to be designated an interstate highway. Justification for interstate was that Greenville was the tenth largest city in the state and had no interstate connecting it.
On November 14, AASHTO approved the Future I-587 designation. In April 2017, NCDOT began posting Future I-587 signs along the length of the route. Established around 1984, US 264 Alternate was a renumbering of the Middlesex business loop, which followed the original alignment of US 264 from Middlesex to Wilson. In 2004, it was extended east to Greenville, absorbing US 264 alternate between Farmville and Greenville. Established by 1978, it was a renumbering of mainline US 264, moved onto new routing north of Bailey and Sims. US 264 business ran from NC 581 to near Interstate 95. In 1984, the entire route was redesignated to US 264 Alternate. Established around 1950, it was a renumbering of mainline US 264 through downtown Wilson, via Raleigh Road and Nash Street, it was renumbered in 1960 to US 264 Business. Established in 1960 as renumbering of US 264 Alternate, it remained unchanged till 1984, when it was decommissioned. Established aro
North Carolina Highway 58
North Carolina Highway 58 is a primary state highway in the U. S. state of North Carolina that traverses the state's Coastal Plain. The route links many of the Crystal Coast communities along its eastern segment, its southern terminus is at the entrance to Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach and its northern terminus is at the intersection of U. S. Route 401 and US 158 Business in Warrenton; the highway traverses nearly the entire length of the Bogue Banks and serves the major cities of Kinston, Snow Hill, Wilson. Highway 58 designations through Carteret County: Fort Macon Road- From its terminus at Fort Macon State Park to the Atlantic Beach/Pine Knoll Shores town line. Salter Path Road- From Pine Knoll Shores through Salter Path and Indian Beach to the Emerald Isle town line. Emerald Drive- From the EI town line to JCT NC 24 at Bayshore Park/Cape Carteret. North of Route 24, its only written designation is NC 58. Major Junctions in Carteret County: Atlantic Beach Causeway - provides access to the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk and the Causeway Bridge to US Route 70 near Morehead City.
Pine Knoll Boulevard - provides access to the NC State Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. Bogue Inlet Drive - Provides access to Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, as well as indirect access to the soundfront marina. Coast Guard Road - Provides access to the US Coast Guard Station and "The Point" known as Bogue Inlet, where Bogue Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean in the west. NC Hwy 24 - W. B. McLean Drive, Cedar Point Blvd. Major Junctions in Jones County: US Hwy 17 - The major north–south road along the Virginian and Carolinian beach areas, locally linking New Bern with Jacksonville. NC Hwy 41 - Connects US 70 at Cove City circuitously with SC 9 east of Dillon, SC. Major Junctions in Lenoir County: US Hwy 70 - Major east–west through route in this part of the state, linking Raleigh and west with the "Down East" part of Carteret County, it is one of the transcontinental highways. US Hwy 258 - Important north–south highway utilized by many beach vacationers from the northeastern US, running from Virginia to Jacksonville NC Hwy 55 - Locally connects Dunn with New Bern NC Hwy 11 - Another important vacationers route, running from Virginia to near Wilmington Major Junctions in Greene County: NC Hwy 123 - Local road running through Hookerton from 58 to US 258 North US Hwy 258 - US Hwy 13 - another important beach route running from Philadelphia, PA to Fayetteville NC 903 - Very circuitous route running throughout the eastern third of NC Major Junctions in Wilson County: NC Hwy 111/NC Hwy 222 - Two similarly-routed highways of the interior of the coastal plain of NC US Hwy 264 BYPASS - Newly extended freeway running from Raleigh to the Outer Banks US Hwy 264 ALTERNATE - Old routing of US 264 US Hwy 301 - Well-known parallel of Interstate 95 throughout the Mid-Atlantic NC Hwy 42 - Runs from near Ahoskie all the way to near Asheboro Major Junctions in Nash County: NC Hwy 97 - local road stemming eastward from Raleigh Interstate 95 - The "East Coast's Main Street" US Hwy 64 - Cross-Country Route running from Arizona to OBX NC Hwy 56 - Local route running from here to north of Durham Major Junctions in Franklin County NC Hwy 561 - A desolate route stretching from nearby Louisburg east to the Chowan River Major Junctions in Warren County NC Hwy 43 - An important route running from here to New Bern US Hwy 401 & US Hwy 158 BUSINESS - US 401 runs south from here to Sumter, SC, while BUS 158 connects to US 158, which runs from the Outer Banks to Mocksville, west of Winston-Salem Media related to North Carolina Highway 58 at Wikimedia Commons NCRoads.com: N.
North Carolina Highway 33
North Carolina Highway 33 is a primary state highway in the U. S. state of North Carolina. Spanning a distance of 110 miles, the east–west route passes through many small towns and communities in Eastern North Carolina's Inner Banks, it bypasses a large portion of the cities of Rocky Mount and Greenville, goes through central Tarboro. NC 33 starts at NC 4/NC 48 near Red Oak, located east of Whitakers, when NC 33 reaches Whitakers, it turns north with US 301 and turns east crossing the railroad tracks and than enters Edgecombe County; when NC 33 leaves Whitakers, it meets a junction with NC 97 in a small town called Leggett on its way to Tarboro, when NC 33 reaches Tarboro it turns left running east, as NC 33 crosses the Tar River, it enters Princeville, than meets a junction with US 258 and NC 111, follows it going east, when NC 33 leaves Princeville, it runs south, meets a junction with US 64. In Pitt County, NC 33 meets a junction with the eastern terminus of NC 222 in Belvoir on its way to Greenville, as it crosses US 264, when it reaches Greenville it turns into Belvoir Highway, until it reaches US 13/NC 11/NC 903, when it reaches US 13/NC 11/NC 903, it runs south with them being Memorial Drive, loops south to Greene Street leaving US 13/NC 11/NC 903.
When NC 33 reaches US 264 again, it meets a junction of US 264 Alternate's eastern terminus, loops south with it as Greenville Boulevard, when NC 33 runs east leaving Greenville, it passes through a road junction with Blackjack-Simpson Road bypassing Simpson on its way to Grimesland, after leaving Grimesland, it meets a road junction with Grimes Farm Road on its way to Beaufort County, when NC 33 bypasses Grimes Farm Road again, it enters Beaufort County, than meets a road junction with Godley Road. In Beaufort County when NC 33 reaches Chocowinity, it meets a junction crossing US 17 Business, when NC 33 leaves Chocowinity, it meets a junction crossing US 17, on its way to Aurora, right before when NC 33 reaches Aurora, it meets a junction with NC 306, runs east together until they reach Aurora, when they both reach Aurora NC 306 turns left going north, NC 33 goes straight running east, after NC 33 leaves Aurora it enters Pamlico County, loops south, when NC 33 reaches NC 304 it runs south with it til it reaches Hobucken, when they both reach Hobucken, they end together at Hobucken School Road.
NC 33 was first created in 1929 or 1930 as a spur of parent route NC 30 that ran from Chocowinity to Aurora. It was extended between 1936 and 1938 through Washington as an alternative routing to NC 11. Around 1948-1953, the route's eastern terminus was moved to its current location at Hobucken. Throughout the 1970s, NC 33 was moved in the Washington area and extended through Greenville, taking the place of the old US 264 and NC 30 alignments in the area. In 1994, the final extension occurred during the Tarboro renumbering. North Carolina Bicycle Route 2 - concurrent with NC 33 from Old Sparta to Belvoir Crossroads North Carolina Bicycle Route 3 - concurrent with NC 33 along the NC 306 concurrency Media related to North Carolina Highway 33 at Wikimedia Commons NCRoads.com: N. C. 33
Time in the United States
Time in the United States, by law, is divided into nine standard time zones covering the states and its possessions, with most of the United States observing daylight saving time for the spring and fall months. The time zone boundaries and DST observance are regulated by the Department of Transportation. Official and precise timekeeping services are provided by two federal agencies: the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the clocks run by these services are kept synchronized with each other as well as with those of other international timekeeping organizations. It is the combination of the time zone and daylight saving rules, along with the timekeeping services, which determines the legal civil time for any U. S. location at any moment. Before the adoption of four standard time zones for the continental United States, many towns and cities set their clocks to noon when the sun passed their local meridian, pre-corrected for the equation of time on the date of observation, to form local mean solar time.
Noon occurred at different times but time differences between distant locations were noticeable prior to the 19th century because of long travel times and the lack of long-distance instant communications prior to the development of the telegraph. The use of local solar time became awkward as railways and telecommunications improved. American railroads maintained many different time zones during the late 1800s; each train station set its own clock making it difficult to coordinate train schedules and confusing passengers. Time calculation became a serious problem for people traveling by train, according to the Library of Congress; every city in the United States used a different time standard so there were more than 300 local sun times to choose from. Time zones were therefore a compromise, relaxing the complex geographic dependence while still allowing local time to be approximate with mean solar time. Railroad managers tried to address the problem by establishing 100 railroad time zones, but this was only a partial solution to the problem.
Weather service chief Cleveland Abbe had needed to introduce four standard time zones for his weather stations, an idea which he offered to the railroads. Operators of the new railroad lines needed a new time plan that would offer a uniform train schedule for departures and arrivals. Four standard time zones for the continental United States were introduced at noon on November 18, 1883, when the telegraph lines transmitted time signals to all major cities. In October 1884, the International Meridian Conference at Washington DC adopted a proposal which stated that the prime meridian for longitude and timekeeping should be one that passes through the centre of the transit instrument at the Greenwich Observatory in the United Kingdom; the conference therefore established the Greenwich Meridian as the prime meridian and Greenwich Mean Time as the world's time standard. The US time-zone system grew from this, in which all zones referred back to GMT on the prime meridian. In 1960, the International Radio Consultative Committee formalized the concept of Coordinated Universal Time, which became the new international civil time standard.
UTC is, within about 1 second, mean solar time at 0°. UTC does not observe daylight saving time. For most purposes, UTC is considered interchangeable with GMT, but GMT is no longer defined by the scientific community. UTC is one of several related successors to GMT. Standard time zones in the United States are defined at the federal level by law 15 USC §260; the federal law establishes the transition dates and times at which daylight saving time occurs, if observed. It is the authority of the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the states, to determine which regions will observe which of the standard time zones and if they will observe daylight saving time; as of August 9, 2007, the standard time zones are defined in terms of hourly offsets from UTC. Prior to this they were based upon the mean solar time at several meridians 15° apart west of Greenwich. Only the full-time zone names listed below are official. View the standard time zone boundaries here; the United States uses nine standard time zones.
As defined by US law they are: From east to west, the four time zones of the contiguous United States are: Eastern Time Zone, which comprises the states on the Atlantic coast and the eastern two thirds of the Ohio Valley. Central Time Zone, which comprises the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Valley, most of the Great Plains. Mountain Time Zone, which comprises the states and portions of states that include the Rocky Mountains and the western quarter of the Great Plains. Pacific Time Zone, which comprises the states on the Pacific coast, plus Nevada and the Idaho panhandle. Alaska Time Zone, which comprises most of the state of Alaska. Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone, which includes Hawaii and most of the length of the Aleutian Islands chain. Samoa Time Zone, which comprises American Samoa. Chamorro Time Zone, which comprises Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Atlantic Time Zone, which comprises Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands; some United States Minor Outlying Islands are outside the time zones defined by 15 U.
S. C. § exist in waters defined by Nautical time. In practice, military crews may
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city; the city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles. The U. S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 479,332 as of July 1, 2018, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and is part of Research Triangle Park, together with Durham and Chapel Hill; the "Triangle" nickname originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located in Durham and Wake counties, among the three cities and their universities. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U. S. Census Bureau's Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 2,037,430 in 2013.
The Raleigh metropolitan statistical area had an estimated population of 1,214,516 in 2013. Most of Raleigh is located within Wake County, with a small portion extending into Durham County; the towns of Cary, Garner, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wendell and Rolesville are some of Raleigh's primary nearby suburbs and satellite towns. Raleigh is an early example in the United States of a planned city. Following the American Revolutionary War when the US gained independence, this was chosen as the site of the state capital in 1788 and incorporated in 1792 as such; the city was laid out in a grid pattern with the North Carolina State Capitol in Union Square at the center. During the American Civil War, the city was spared from any significant battle, it fell to the Union in the closing days of the war, struggled with the economic hardships in the postwar period related to the reconstitution of labor markets, over-reliance on agriculture, the social unrest of the Reconstruction Era. Following the establishment of the Research Triangle Park in 1959, several tens of thousands of jobs were created in the fields of science and technology, it became one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States by the early 21st century.
Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina, was the first nominal capital of the colony from 1705 until 1722, when Edenton took over the role. The colony had no permanent institutions of government until the new capital New Bern was established in 1743. In December 1770, Joel Lane petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new county. On January 5, 1771, the bill creating Wake County was passed in the General Assembly; the county was formed from portions of Cumberland and Johnston counties. The county was named for the wife of Governor William Tryon; the first county seat was Bloomsbury. New Bern, a port town on the Neuse River 35 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, was the largest city and the capital of North Carolina during the American Revolution; when the British Army laid siege to the city, that site could no longer be used. Raleigh was chosen as the site of the new capital in 1788, as its central location protected it from attacks from the coast, it was established in 1792 as both county seat and state capital.
The city was named for sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island. The city's location was chosen, in part, for being within 11 mi of Isaac Hunter's Tavern, a popular tavern frequented by the state legislators. No known city or town existed on the chosen city site. Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States, planned and built to serve as a state capital, its original boundaries were formed by the downtown streets of North, East and South. The plan, a grid with two main axes meeting at a central square and an additional square in each corner, was based on Thomas Holme's 1682 plan for Philadelphia; the North Carolina General Assembly first met in Raleigh in December 1794, granted the city a charter, with a board of seven appointed commissioners and an "Intendant of Police" to govern it. In 1799, the N. C. Minerva and Raleigh Advertiser was the first newspaper published in Raleigh. John Haywood was the first Intendant of Police. In 1808, Andrew Johnson, the nation's future 17th President, was born at Casso's Inn in Raleigh.
The city's first water supply network was completed in 1818, although due to system failures, the project was abandoned. In 1819 Raleigh's first volunteer fire company was founded, followed in 1821 by a full-time fire company. In 1817, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina was headquartered in Raleigh. In 1831, a fire destroyed the North Carolina State House. Two years reconstruction began with quarried gneiss being delivered by the first railroad in the state. Raleigh celebrated the completions of the new State Capitol and new Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company in 1840. In 1853, the first State Fair was held near Raleigh; the first institution of higher learning in Raleigh, Peace College, was established in 1857. Raleigh's Historic Oakwood contains many houses from the 19th century that are still in good condition. North Carolina seceded from the Union. After the Civil War began, Governor Zebulon Baird Vance ordered the construction of breastworks around the city as protection from
Nashville, North Carolina
Nashville is a city in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The town features a rare collection of Victorian and Queen Anne style homes, it is part of North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The estimated population of Nashville was 5,460 in 2015, it is the county seat of Nash County. Like Nashville, the town and its county were named for Francis Nash, an officer of the North Carolina militia who died in the American Revolutionary War; the city sits in East Central region of North Carolina, between the Research Triangle and the Coastal Plain. The city is about 35 minutes east of Raleigh; the Bissette-Cooley House, Nash County Courthouse, Nashville Historic District, Rose Hill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nashville is located at 35°58′10″N 77°57′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,309 people, 1,629 households, 1,124 families residing in the town.
The population density was 1,425.2 people per square mile. There were 1,751 housing units at an average density of 579.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 54.82% White, 43.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.60% from other races, 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population. There were 1,629 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,371, the median income for a family was $44,180. Males had a median income of $32,282 versus $22,176 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,603. About 9.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over. Roy Cooper, born in Nashville, Governor of North Carolina Archibald Hunter Arrington, born near Nashville, United States Congressman from North Carolina J. J. Arrington, NFL running back Phil Valentine, nationally syndicated talk radio host and movie producer Algenon L. Marbley Federal District Court Judge Southern District of Ohio Each Spring, the Nashville Blooming Festival is held and is a major event for the town; the main street is blocked off for carnival rides and local business participation. The Nashville Chamber of Commerce produces this event. Local musicians perform outdoors.
Nash Arts, which holds arts and cultural events year-round, helps with hosting portions of the Blooming Festival. In 2012, the festival took place May 11–12, with a preceding Carnival May 9, 2012. Nashville, NC and its surrounding area are prominent settings for the 1992 alternate history novel The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, which takes place in the 1860s. Official website of Nashville, NC The Grey Area newspaper, local newspaper Nashville Graphic, local newspaper