Place:Iredell, North Carolina, United States

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NameIredell
Alt namesIredellsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.783°N 80.883°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1788 - )
See alsoAlexander, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Iredell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,437. Its county seat is Statesville and its largest town is Mooresville. It is a major hub of NASCAR racing, with many race shops located in the county (mostly around Mooresville). Universal Technical Institute operates NASCAR Technical Institute under licensing agreements. The school offers racing-related instruction to prepare the student for their job search in the racing industry. Many NASCAR drivers live around Mooresville and Lake Norman. Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid suburbanization and population growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city.

Iredell County is an important transportation center for the state, as Interstate 77 and Interstate 40 cross in northeast Statesville. This has given birth to the county's slogan "Crossroads for the Future." Residents have easy access going south on I-77 to Charlotte; north on I-77 to Elkin, North Carolina and Roanoke, Virginia; east on I-40 to Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh; and west along I-40 to Hickory, North Carolina and Asheville.

Farming is still a major source of income for many Iredell County residents. Dairy farming has been particularly popular in Iredell County for centuries, in both the northern and southern sections of the county. However, the rapid population growth and development in southern Iredell County is putting increasing pressure on farmlands, and many farms in this section are giving way to shopping centers, housing developments, and large corporate office parks.

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History

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1786 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1787 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1788 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1788 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1788 Marriage 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
1850 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
1790 5,435
1800 8,856
1810 10,972
1820 13,071
1830 14,918
1840 15,685
1850 14,719
1860 15,347
1870 16,931
1880 22,675
1890 25,462
1900 29,064
1910 34,315
1920 37,956
1930 46,693
1940 50,424
1950 56,303
1960 62,526
1970 72,197
1980 82,538
1990 92,931

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External links

www.co.iredell.nc.us


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