North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
North Carolina's 3rd congressional district is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. It covers the Outer Banks and the counties adjacent to the Pamlico Sound; the district is vacant, having been most represented by the late Walter B. Jones Jr. a Republican. Jones had been the district's representative from 1995 until his death in February 2019. In 2008, he defeated Democrat Craig Weber for reelection, was challenged in 2010 by former chair of the Pitt County Democratic Party Johnny Rouse, whom he defeated by a vote of 72% to 26%. In 2012, he was challenged by Frank Palombo, the former New Bern Police Chief, for the Republican Party nomination; the winner of the Republican primary faced Marine Corps Veteran Erik Anderson in the general election. North Carolina's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts.
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Washington County, North Carolina
Washington County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 13,228, its county seat is Plymouth. The county was formed in 1799 from the western third of Tyrrell County, it was named for George Washington. There are three incorporated towns in Washington County. Plymouth is the county seat. Other towns are Creswell. Washington County is known for extensive forests and abundant public access waters; the Roanoke River and Albemarle Sound form the northern boundary. Lake Phelps is part of Pettigrew State Park in Creswell. Somerset Place is NC Historic Site on Lake Phelps; the Pungo Unit of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in the southern part of the county is said to have the best public black bear viewing in North Carolina. This part of the State is known for having the world's largest black bears and highest black bear densities, according to the NC Black Bear Biologist, Colleen Olfenbuttel; the award-winning NC Black Bear Festival takes place in Plymouth on the first weekend in June.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles, of which 348 square miles is land and 76 square miles is water; the county borders the Albemarle Sound. Chowan County - north Perquimans County - northeast Tyrrell County - east Hyde County - southeast Beaufort County - southwest Martin County - west Bertie County - northwest Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge US 64 NC 32 NC 37 NC 45 NC 94 NC 99 NC 149 NC 308 As of the census of 2000, there were 13,723 people, 5,367 households, 3,907 families residing in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 6,174 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 48.28% White, 48.94% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.66% from other races, 0.70% from two or more races. 2.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,367 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.20% were non-families.
24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,865, the median income for a family was $34,888. Males had a median income of $27,058 versus $19,477 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,994. About 17.60% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.50% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over. Washington County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments. Washington County is one of the proposed sites for a Navy outlying landing field.
This practice airfield would allow pilots to simulate landings on an aircraft carrier. Construction, which has not yet begun, is controversial due to its potential ecological impact. Creswell High School Plymouth High School Creswell Plymouth Roper Lake Phelps Mackeys Pea Ridge Plymouth Lees Mill Scuppernong Skinnersville National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, North Carolina Washington County official website Washington County, NCGenWeb
Martin County, North Carolina
Martin County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,505, its county seat is Williamston. The county was formed in 1774 from the southeastern part of Halifax County and the western part of Tyrrell County, it was named for the last royal governor of North Carolina. Whereas Dobbs County and Tryon County, named for Martin's predecessors Arthur Dobbs and William Tryon, were abolished after American independence, Martin County was neither abolished nor renamed, a fact, attributed to the popularity of Alexander Martin, twice governor of the state; the Martin County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 462 square miles, of which 461 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. Bertie County – northeast Washington County – east Beaufort County – southeast Pitt County – southwest Edgecombe County – west Halifax County – northwest As of the census of 2000, there were 25,593 people, 10,020 households, 7,194 families residing in the county.
The population density was 56 people per square mile. There were 10,930 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 52.54% White, 45.37% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, 0.63% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 10,020 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.20% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years.
For every 100 females there were 86.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,793, the median income for a family was $35,428. Males had a median income of $29,818 versus $19,167 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,102. About 16.30% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.50% of those under age 18 and 25.70% of those age 65 or over. Martin County is a member of the Mid-East Commission regional council of governments. Martin County has tended to vote in line with the rest of the country in presidential elections. In 2008, Barack Obama won the county with 52.2% of the vote. This was similar to his national figure of 52.91%. The primary and secondary public school functions are performed by Martin County Schools, a district covering the entire county. Martin Community College is located in Williamston. William Drew Robeson I studied at Lincoln College, where he earned an A.
B. in 1873 and Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1876, was the father of Paul Robeson and the minister of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey from 1880 to 1901. Bear Grass Everetts Hamilton Hassell Jamesville Oak City Robersonville Williamston National Register of Historic Places listings in Martin County, North Carolina NCGenWeb Martin County – free genealogy resources for the county
Halifax County, North Carolina
Halifax County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,691, its county seat is Halifax. Halifax County is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids, NC Combined Statistical Area. Halifax County is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain region; the geography and history of the county were shaped by the Roanoke River, which forms its northern boundary. According to Preservation North Carolina, “Halifax County, designated in 1759, is one of the oldest counties in North Carolina with a rich history dating back to the earliest days of European settlement of North America. Over the years, Halifax County has provided North Carolina with more leaders – governors, generals – than any other county in the state.” The area was home to Tuscarora Indians and it was settled in the early 18th century by English colonists migrating south from Virginia and from New Jersey. The town of Halifax developed along the banks of the Roanoke River and established itself as the trading center for goods passing from settlement to settlement.
The Roanoke River played a major role in the county’s development, so much so that Halifax County was considered as a potential capital of North Carolina. It remained a prosperous county until the railroads usurped the river as the major form of transportation. After Halifax County separated from Edgecombe County, the town of Halifax became the county seat. All territory within the boundaries of Edgecombe County north of Fishing Creek and Rainbow Banks on the Roanoke River was designated as Halifax County on January 1, 1759; the current Halifax County towns include Enfield, Littleton, Roanoke Rapids, Scotland Neck and Weldon. Besides having 40 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Halilfax County is historically significant because of two events preceding the American Revolution. John Lord Carteret, the second Earl Granville, inherited a one-eighth share of Carolina territory granted to Sir George Carteret by the British Crown; the second Earl Granville administered the district from across the Atlantic, but there was little oversight and the land agents he put in charge of granting land, collecting rent and surveying for settlers – Edward Moseley, Francis Corbin and Thomas Child – were accused of malfeasance by settlers and landowners.
On January 24, 1759, a group of men from Halifax and Edgecombe counties rode to Francis Corbin’s house in Edenton and seized him during the night. The men were upset because Corbin had extorted money from them when collecting rents for Lord Granville who controlled the land on which they lived. Corbin was taken to Enfield, along with a co-conspirator Thomas Bodley – and the men were kept in jail for four days – until they agreed to acknowledge the corruption and set records straight. Enfield was the seat of the judicial district, including Northampton and Edgecombe County, before Halifax became the county seat. Although Corbin was relieved of his duties by Lord Granville, a few months a court accused the Halifax and Edgecombe men of kidnapping; the kidnappers were imprisoned in the Enfield jail and a second “riot” erupted on May 14, 1759 when a mob broke into the jail and freed the men who had kidnapped Corbin and Bodley. Distrust of the British Crown and the rule of royal governors continued to foment unrest in eastern North Carolina until the colony became the first of its peers to recommend American independence.
On April 12, 1776, the North Carolina Provincial Congress met in Halifax and passed a resolution known as the Halifax Resolves. The first resolution of its kind, the document instructed North Carolina's delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to vote for independence from Great Britain; the date of the Halifax Resolves is commemorated on the state's flag. Each year April 12 is celebrated as Halifax Day, with individuals in period costumes demonstrating colonial-era activities and craftsmanship. Visitors to the town of Halifax can go on a self-guided walking tour of the town, which includes restored and furnished buildings, including statesman William R. Davie's ca.1783 house, the ca.1820 Royal White Hart Masonic Lodge #2, the Carpenter Gothic-style St. Mark's Episcopal Church of ca.1855, Judge Walter Clark's Italianate-style brick law office of ca.1872, the Romanesque Revival-style Clerk's Office of the 1880s adjacent to the courthouse on North King Street, the 1880s Gothic Revival-style Church of the Immaculate Conception, the 1909 Halifax County Courthouse.
Visitors can go to the museum at the Visitor Center and watch a 13 minute film, Halifax: Hub of the Roanoke. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731 square miles, of which 724 square miles is land and 7.1 square miles is water. Some of Halifax County’s natural attractions include Medoc Mountain State Park, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids Lake. Sylvan Bird Park in Scotland Neck is home to the world’s largest collection of waterfowl. According to a North Carolina Deer Hunting 2016 -2017 study, Halifax County had the most number of harvested whitetail deer; the Lakeland Arts Center, the Canal Arts Center, the Roanoke Valley Players theater group are a few of the county's cultural institutions. With 328 seats and an 11-piece orchestra pit, Lakeland Th
1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 242,803. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, it is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. The city is bordered to the north by the Chesapeake Bay, it shares land borders with the independent cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in Hampton Roads, is considered to be the historic, urban and cultural center of the region; the city has a long history as a strategic transportation point. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located in Norfolk along with one of NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters; the city has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America's principal Class I railroads, Maersk Line, which manages the world's largest fleet of US-flag vessels.
As the city is bordered by multiple bodies of water, Norfolk has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, including beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. It is linked to its neighbors by an extensive network of interstate highways, bridges and three bridge-tunnel complexes, which are the only bridge-tunnels in the United States. In 1619 the Governor of the Virginia Colony, Sir George Yeardley, incorporated four jurisdictions, termed citties, for the developed portion of the colony; these formed the basis for colonial representative government in the newly minted House of Burgesses. What would become Norfolk was put under the Elizabeth Cittie incorporation. In 1634 King Charles I reorganized the colony into a system of shires; the former Elizabeth Cittie became Elizabeth City Shire. After persuading 105 people to settle in the colony, Adam Thoroughgood was granted a large land holding, through the head rights system, along the Lynnhaven River in 1636; when the South Hampton Roads portion of the shire was separated, Thoroughgood suggested the name of his birthplace for the newly formed New Norfolk County.
One year it was divided into two counties, Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk, chiefly on Thoroughgood's recommendation. This area of Virginia became known as the place of entrepreneurs, including men of the Virginia Company of London. Norfolk developed in the late-seventeenth century as a "Half Moone" fort was constructed and 50 acres were acquired from local natives of the Powhatan Confederacy in exchange for 10,000 pounds of tobacco; the House of Burgesses established the "Towne of Lower Norfolk County" in 1680. In 1691, a final county subdivision took place when Lower Norfolk County split to form Norfolk County and Princess Anne County. Norfolk was incorporated in 1705. In 1730, a tobacco inspection site was located here. According to the Tobacco Inspection Act, the inspection was "At Norfolk Town, upon the fort land, in the County of Norfolk. In 1736 George II granted it a royal charter as a borough. By 1775, Norfolk developed into what contemporary observers argued was the most prosperous city in Virginia.
It was an important port for exporting goods beyond. In part because of its merchants' numerous trading ties with other parts of the British Empire, Norfolk served as a strong base of Loyalist support during the early part of the American Revolution. After fleeing the colonial capital of Williamsburg, the Royal Governor of Virginia, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, tried to reestablish control of the colony from Norfolk. Dunmore secured small victories at Norfolk but was soon driven into exile by the Virginia militia, commanded by Colonel Woodford, his departure brought an end to more than 168 years of British colonial rule in Virginia. On New Year's Day, 1776, Lord Dunmore's fleet of three ships shelled the city of Norfolk for more than eight hours; the gunfire, combined with fires started by the British and spread by the Patriots, destroyed more than 800 buildings, constituting nearly two-thirds of the city. The Patriot forces destroyed the remaining buildings for strategic reasons the following month.
Only the walls of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church survived subsequent fires. A cannonball from the bombardment remains within the wall of Saint Paul's. Following recovery from the Revolutionary War's burning and her citizens struggled to rebuild. In 1804, another serious fire along the city's waterfront destroyed some 300 buildings and the city suffered a serious economic setback. During the 1820s, agrarian communities across the American South suffered a prolonged recession, which caused many families to migrate to other areas. Many moved further into Kentucky and Tennessee; such migration followed the exhaustion of soil due to tobacco cultivation in the Tidewater, where it had been the primary commodity crop for generations. Virginia made some attempts to phase out slavery and manumissions increased in the two decades following the war. Thomas Jefferson Randolph gained passage of an 1832 resolution for gradual abolition in the state. However, by that time the increased demand fr
Tyrrell County Courthouse
Tyrrell County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Columbia, Tyrrell County, North Carolina. It was built in 1903, is a two-story, Italianate style brick building with a hipped roof, it has parapetted wall dormers. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it is located in the Columbia Historic District