Place:Richmond, North Carolina, United States

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NameRichmond
Alt namesRichmondsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.0°N 79.75°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
See alsoScotland, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 46,639. Its county seat is Rockingham.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from Anson County. It was named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox.

In 1899 the southeastern part of Richmond County became Scotland County.

Kader Keaton, a colonial American officer in the American Revolutionary War, was a founder of Anglo-American settlement in Richmond County.

Railroad History

The city of Hamlet in the southeastern sector of Richmond County is known for its railway history. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad moved to Hamlet, helping the town become a crossroads for rail spurs extending from Florida to New York and all points east and west. In 1900, the SAL Railroad constructed the Hamlet Historical Depot Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot, a Victorian architecture train station which is one of the most photographed train stations in the eastern United States. The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was fully restored in 2004. In 2009, the city of Hamlet dedicated a new building to the Tornado steam engine locomotive—the first one in the State of North Carolina. The original locomotive was built in 1839 by D.J. Burr & Associates of Richmond, Virginia. It was briefly captured by Federal forces during the American Civil War before being repatriated. In 1892, the Tornado was featured in the Great Centennial Celebration of Raleigh, NC. Hamlet is also home to the National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame, a striking collection of artifacts from the Seaboard Air Line Railroad spanning decades of time.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1762 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 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
1979 Marriage 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 5,055
1800 5,623
1810 6,695
1820 7,537
1830 9,396
1840 8,909
1850 9,818
1860 11,009
1870 12,882
1880 18,245
1890 23,948
1900 15,855
1910 19,673
1920 25,567
1930 34,016
1940 36,810
1950 39,597
1960 39,202
1970 39,889
1980 45,481
1990 44,518

Research Tips

External links

www.co.richmond.nc.us


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