Caldwell County is a member of the regional Western Piedmont Council of Governments. In the North Carolina General Assembly, the county is represented by Republican Warren Daniel in the North Carolina Senate, as part of N.C. Senate District 46, and by Republican Destin Hall in the North Carolina House of Representatives, as N.C. House District 87.
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Caldwell County wurde 1841 aus Teilen des Burke County und des Wilkes County gebildet. Benannt wurde es nach Joseph Caldwell, dem ersten Präsidenten der University of North Carolina. 17 Bauwerke und Stätten des Countys sind insgesamt im National Register of Historic Places eingetragen (Stand 23. Februar 2018).
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Caldwell County Courthouse in Lenoir, North Carolina was designed by Wheeler & Runge in Classical Revival style. It was built in 1905. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the Chestnut Mountain in Caldwell County, North Carolina. For other uses, see Chestnut Mountain (disambiguation). Chestnut Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country and wholly in the Pisgah National Forest.
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The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, presiding professor (1796–1797, 1799–1804) and the first president (1804–1812, 1816–1835) of the University of North Carolina. A series of reductions in the county's territory followed. In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were combined to form Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were combined to form Avery County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 472 square miles (1,220 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.6%) is water. Caldwell County is divided into three distinct geographic sections: the Blue Ridge Mountains, which dominate the northern and western parts of the county; the gently rolling Piedmont country in the middle and southern parts of the county; and the Brushy Mountains, an isolated remnant of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The "Brushies", as they are often called, run across much of Caldwell County's eastern section. Hibriten Mountain, located within the city limits of Lenoir, the county's largest city, marks the western end of the Brushy Mountain range. In the western part of the county is the Wilson Creekarea.
As of the census of 2010, there were 83,029 people, 33,388 households, and 23,456 families residing in the county. The population density was 176.1 people per square mile (109.4/km2). There were 37,659 housing units at an average density of 79.9 per square mile (49.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.24% White, 4.92% Black or African American, 0.52% Asian, 0.31% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.47% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino(of any race) population was 4.57%. There were 33,388 households, of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.16% were married couplesliving together, 12.52% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.75% were non-families. 25.39% of all households were made up of individuals living alone, and 41.16% of those households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size...
The county is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners. They are elected by popular vote and appoint a County Manager to handle daily operations, currently Stan Kiser. The members of the Board of Commissioners are Jeff Branch, Randy Church, Mike LaBrose, Donnie Potter, and Robbie Wilkie. Caldwell County's sheriff is Alan C. Jones. The Clerk of Superior Court is Angela Ashley Kidd. The County's Register of Deeds is Wayne Rash. Caldwell County is a member of the regional Western Piedmont Council of Governments. In the North Carolina General Assembly, the county is represented by Republican Warren Daniel in the North Carolina Senate, as part of N.C. Senate District 46, and by Republican Destin Hall in the North Carolina House of Representatives, as N.C. House District 87. Caldwell County is part of North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and was represented...
1. Baton 2. Davenport 3. Dudley Shoals 4. Gamewell 5. Granite Falls 6. Hudson 7. Lower Creek 8. Sawmills 9. Valmead 10. West Lenoir 11. Whitnel
1. Collettsville 2. Happy Valley 3. Kings Creek 4. Oak Hill (defunct as of 2020)
1. Gamewell 2. Granite Falls 3. Hudson 4. William Lenoir
US 321is the busiest highway in the county with an annual average daily traffic count of 39,000. Other major highways include: 1. NC 18 2. US 64 3. NC 90 4. US 321A 5. NC 268 6. US 221 The Blue Ridge Parkwayalso crosses the northern tip of the county.
Caldwell County has one railroad, the Caldwell County Railroad which interchanges with the Norfolk Southern Railway in Hickory, North Carolina.
1. Blowing Rock 2. Cajah's Mountain 3. Gamewell 4. Granite Falls 5. Hudson 6. Rhodhiss 7. Sawmills
1. Cedar Rock
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Caldwell County Schools is a PK–12 graded school district serving Caldwell County, North Carolina. Its 26 schools serve 12,811 students as of the 2010–2011 school year. Caldwell County Schools Location Caldwell County, North Carolina United States District information TypePublic GradesPK–12 SuperintendentDonald W. Phipps AccreditationAdvancED Schools26 Budget$ 109,180,000 NCES District ID3700580 Students and staff Students12,811 Teachers872.39 Staff844.83 Student–teacher ratio14.68...
While some subscription and church schools existed in the area before Caldwell County was founded, the history of public education really begins in July, 1841, just a few months after the county was established. The first Superintendents of Common Schools were appointed that year.
For the 2010–2011 school year, Caldwell County Schools had a total population of 12,811 students and 872.39 teachers on a basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 14.68:1. The same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 50% male to 50% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 82%; Hispanic, 8%; Black, 6%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 1%; and American Indian, 0%. For the same school year, 54.79% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
The primary governing body of Caldwell County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a seven-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Seventh District.
Caldwell County Schools has 26 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 26 schools are separated into six high schools, four middle schools, four combined elementary/middle schools, and twelve elementary schools.
According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year: 1. Hibriten is a 3A school in the Northwestern Conference. 2. South Caldwell is a 4A school in the Northwestern Conference. 3. West Caldwell is a 2A school in the Catawba Valley Conference. 4. Gateway High, the early college, and the middle college do not have athletic teams.
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