Place:Caldwell, North Carolina, United States

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Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina, USA. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,029. Its county seat is Lenoir.

Caldwell County is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 6,317
1860 7,497
1870 8,476
1880 10,291
1890 12,298
1900 15,694
1910 20,579
1920 19,984
1930 28,016
1940 35,795
1950 43,352
1960 49,552
1970 56,699
1980 67,746
1990 70,709

Research Tips

External links

www.co.caldwell.nc.us


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