Place:Haywood, North Carolina, United States

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Haywood County is a county in the western portion of the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,036. Its county seat and largest city is Waynesville.

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History

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The county was formed in 1808 from the western part of Buncombe County. It was named for John Haywood, the North Carolina State Treasurer from 1787 to 1827.

In 1828 the western part of Haywood County became Macon County. In 1851 parts of Haywood County and Macon County were combined to form Jackson County.

The last shot of the Civil War east of the Mississippi was fired in Waynesville on May 9, 1865 when elements of the Thomas Legion(Confederate) skirmished with the 2nd NC Mounted (Union). A monument in situated on Sulpher Springs Road in Waynesville.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1786 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1803 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1809 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 2,780
1820 4,073
1830 4,578
1840 4,975
1850 7,074
1860 5,801
1870 7,921
1880 10,271
1890 13,346
1900 16,222
1910 21,020
1920 23,496
1930 28,273
1940 34,804
1950 37,631
1960 39,711
1970 41,710
1980 46,495
1990 46,942

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External links

www.gov.co.haywood.nc.us


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