Place:Caswell, North Carolina, United States

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NameCaswell
Alt namesCaswellsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.4°N 79.35°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1777 - )
See alsoPerson, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Caswell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,719. Its county seat is Yanceyville.

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History

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Caswell County was formed from a northern portion of Orange County, in 1777. The newly formed county was named for Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780. Leasburg was the first county seat. In 1792, roughly the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. After the division, the Caswell County center of government was moved to a more central location: the community of the new county seat first was called Caswell Court House. Later, the name was changed to Yanceyville.

Caswell County produced many political leaders, including Bartlett Yancey, Jr., Archibald Debow Murphey, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, Bedford Brown, Calvin Graves, John Kerr, Jacob Thompson, and others. At one time it was stated that all successful North Carolina legislation had to make its way through the Caswell County legislators. As an example, Bartlett Yancey, Jr., was Speaker of the North Carolina Senate 1817-1827, and during part of this time Romulus Mitchell Saunders was Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

It was in Caswell County that the Slade family discovered the bright-leaf tobacco curing process that revolutionized the tobacco industry and brought great wealth to the region.

The local paper "The Casswell Messenger" is more than eighty-five years old and now has an on-line presence.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1767 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1771 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1975 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 10,096
1800 8,701
1810 11,757
1820 13,253
1830 15,185
1840 14,693
1850 15,269
1860 16,215
1870 16,081
1880 17,825
1890 16,028
1900 15,028
1910 14,858
1920 15,759
1930 18,214
1940 20,032
1950 20,870
1960 19,912
1970 19,055
1980 20,705
1990 20,693

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External links

www.caswell.countync.org


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