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.

Near the city is the significant archaeological and historic site of Joara, a regional chiefdom of Mississippian culture and the location where the Spanish built Fort San Juan in 1567. It was settled by the Mississippian culture by AD 1000. It was also the first European colonial settlement in the interior of the United States, built more than 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, Virginia.

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