Place:Pender, North Carolina, United States

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NamePender
Alt namesPendersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.533°N 77.933°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1875 - )
See alsoNew Hanover, North Carolina, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,217. Its county seat is Burgaw. Pender County is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The county was formed in 1875 from New Hanover County. It was named for William Dorsey Pender of Edgecombe County, a Confederate general mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties. The present land area is and the 1990 population was 28,855. The county commissioners were ordered to hold their first meeting at Rocky Point. The act provided for the establishment of the town of Cowan as the county seat. In 1877 an act was passed repealing that section of the law relative to the town, and another law was enacted whereby the qualified voters were to vote on the question of moving the county seat to South Washington or any other place which the majority of the voters designated. Whatever place was selected, the town should be called Stanford. In 1879 Stanford was changed to Burgaw, which was by that law incorporated. It is the county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1875 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 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
1880 12,468
1890 12,514
1900 13,381
1910 15,471
1920 14,788
1930 15,686
1940 17,710
1950 18,423
1960 18,508
1970 18,149
1980 22,215
1990 28,855

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External links

www.pender-county.com


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