Place:New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

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NameNew Hanover
Alt namesClarendonsource: Family History Library Catalog
New Hanoversource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.25°N 77.867°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1729 - )
See alsoPender, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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New Hanover County is one of 100 counties located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Though second smallest in area, it is one of the most populous as its county seat, Wilmington, is one of the state's largest cities. As of the 2010 census, the population was 202,667.

The county is included in the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which also includes neighboring Brunswick and Pender counties.

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History

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The county was formed in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct of Bath County, from Craven Precinct. It was named for the House of Hanover, which was then ruling Great Britain.

In 1734 parts of New Hanover Precinct became Bladen Precinct and Onslow Precinct. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.

In 1750 the northern part of New Hanover County became Duplin County. In 1764 another part of New Hanover County was combined with part of Bladen County to form Brunswick County. Finally, in 1875 the separation of northern New Hanover County to form Pender County reduced it to its present dimensions.

Alfred Eichberg designed the New Hanover County Courthouse.

Some of the closing battles of the American Civil War happened in the county with the Second Battle of Fort Fisher (the last major coastal stronghold of the Confederacy) and the Battle of Wilmington. The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 and its establishment of Jim Crow laws closed out the 19th-Century with civil rights injustices which would last until the African-American Civil Rights Movement through the second half of the 20th century, three generations later. The insurrection was planned by a group of nine conspirators which included Hugh MacRae. He later donated land to New Hanover County for a park which was named for him. In the park still stands a plaque in his honor that does not mention his role in the 1898 insurrection.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1729 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1729 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1738 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1741 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
1879 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 6,831
1800 7,060
1810 11,465
1820 10,866
1830 10,959
1840 13,312
1850 17,668
1860 21,715
1870 27,978
1880 21,376
1890 24,026
1900 25,785
1910 32,037
1920 40,620
1930 43,010
1940 47,935
1950 63,272
1960 71,742
1970 82,996
1980 103,471
1990 120,284

Research Tips

External links

www.co.new-hanover.nc.us


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