Place:Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States

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NameMorganton
TypeCity
Coordinates35.743°N 81.692°W
Located inBurke, North Carolina, United States
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Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 16,918 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Burke County.

Morganton is one of the principal cities in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. A site five miles north of here has been identified as the Mississippian culture chiefdom of Joara, occupied from 1400AD to 1600AD. This was also the site of Fort San Juan, built in 1567 by a Spanish expedition as the first European settlement in the interior of North America, 40 years before the English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.

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