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.
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.
Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County: William J. Alexander, member of the legislature and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons: 37,159: 263 sq mi (681 km 2) Alleghany County: 005: Sparta: 1859: Ashe County: Derived from a corruption of the Delaware Indian name for the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers and is said to have meant ...
The Coastal Plain is the largest geographic area of the state, and covers roughly 45% of North Carolina. The Coastal Plain begins along the fall line, a line of hills which stretch from the Sandhills region along the South Carolina border, through Fayetteville, then Raleigh, and finally through Henderson, North Carolina near the Virginia border.
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In 1861, parts of McDowell County, Burke County, Caldwell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Geography Edit According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,160 km 2 ), of which 441 square miles (1,140 km 2 ) is land and 5.4 square miles (14 km 2 ) (1.2%) is ...
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Catawba County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census , the population was 154,810.  Its county seat is Newton ,  and its largest city is Hickory .
Wilkes County was once known as the "Moonshine Capital of the World", and was a leading producer of illegal homemade liquor.From the 1920s to the 1950s some young Wilkes County males made their living by delivering moonshine to North Carolina's larger towns and cities.
Isolated by mountainous terrain from the remainder of North Carolina to the east, Ashe County was described in the 19th and early 20th centuries as one of the Lost Provinces of North Carolina.  Ashe County generally is known for its mountain scenery, and the tourism industry is an important mainstay of the county's economy.
Burke County is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.. The first European settlement in the interior of North Carolina (and what would become the United States) was made by a Spanish expedition in 1567, when they built Fort San Juan at Joara, a large chiefdom of the Mississippian culture.