Place:Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

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Lenoir County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,495. Its county seat is Kinston, located on the Neuse River, across which the county has its territory.

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History

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The county was formed by European Americans in 1791 from the southern part of Dobbs County. It was named for William Lenoir (1751-1839), an officer in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was a prominent political leader; when the county was established, he was serving as Speaker of the North Carolina Senate.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1737 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1869 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Court 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
1800 4,005
1810 5,572
1820 6,799
1830 7,723
1840 7,605
1850 7,828
1860 10,220
1870 10,434
1880 15,344
1890 14,879
1900 18,639
1910 22,769
1920 29,555
1930 35,716
1940 41,211
1950 45,953
1960 55,276
1970 55,204
1980 59,819
1990 57,274

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External links

www.co.lenoir.nc.us


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