Place:Jones, North Carolina, United States

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NameJones
Alt namesJonessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.017°N 77.4°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,153. Its county seat is Trenton.

Jones County is part of the New Bern, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named for Willie Jones, a Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Council of Safety; he was later the state's chief opponent of ratification of the United States Constitution He was also a plantation slave owner. The geographic boundaries form the body of a hogs head after it split away from Craven County and is considered by some to be symbolic of the agricultural atmosphere. Following the Civil War, the county government (that remains to this day) reformed under the leadership of the legendary S. Riggs for her contribution to the serf/landowner mentality. The county flower is known as the "Dandelion" and the symbolic bird is designated as the "Buzzard".

Timeline

Date Event Source
1760 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 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
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1807 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1914 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 4,822
1800 4,339
1810 4,968
1820 5,216
1830 5,608
1840 4,945
1850 5,038
1860 5,730
1870 5,002
1880 7,491
1890 7,403
1900 8,226
1910 8,721
1920 9,912
1930 10,428
1940 10,926
1950 11,004
1960 11,005
1970 9,779
1980 9,705
1990 9,414

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External links

www.co.jones.nc.us


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