Place:Onslow, North Carolina, United States

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NameOnslow
Alt namesOnslowsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.75°N 77.433°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1734 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Onslow County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 177,772. Its county seat is Jacksonville. It is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area.

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History

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European and English settlers arrived here in 1713 in what was originally part of the colonial precincts of Carteret and New Hanover. Onslow County was formed in 1734 and was named for the Honorable Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the British House of Commons. After a lethal 1752 hurricane, the county courthouse was relocated from Town Point to Wantland’s Ferry; this settlement was eventually incorporated in 1842 and named Jacksonville after President Andrew Jackson. Largely a collection of sparsely populated agrarian and maritime communities, Onslow County dramatically changed in the early 1940s with the establishment of the United States Army Camp Davis near Holly Ridge (now defunct), and the creation of Camp Lejeune in 1941.

Onslow County’s flat, rolling terrain covers and is located in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately east of Raleigh and north of Wilmington. The city of Jacksonville is the county seat, and the areas surrounding the city constitute the major population centers and growth areas in the county. The county is home to more than 150,000 people and includes the incorporated towns of Holly Ridge, Richlands, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, part of Surf City, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Approximately comprise the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune and more than 43,000 marines and sailors are stationed there.

The structure of local government in Onslow County was established in the late 19th century and consists of a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large for four-year terms. The Board establishes policies and ordinances implemented by the County Manager and his staff. Commissioners are, W.C. Jarman, Chairman, Paul Buchanan, Vice-Chairman, Barbara M. Ikner, Jack Bright, and Lionell Midgett.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1712 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1732 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1734 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1735 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1745 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
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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 5,387
1800 5,623
1810 6,669
1820 7,016
1830 7,814
1840 7,527
1850 8,283
1860 8,856
1870 7,569
1880 9,829
1890 10,303
1900 11,940
1910 14,125
1920 14,703
1930 15,289
1940 17,939
1950 42,047
1960 82,706
1970 103,126
1980 112,784
1990 149,838

Research Tips

External links

www.co.onslow.nc.us


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