Place:Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

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NameBrunswick
Alt namesBrunswicksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.067°N 78.267°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1764 - )
See alsoColumbus, 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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Brunswick County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,431. As its population was only 73,143 in 2000, that makes it one of the fastest growing counties in the state, at a nominal growth rate of about 47% in ten years, with much of the growth centered in the eastern section of the county, the suburbs of Wilmington such as Leland, Belville and Southport. The county seat is Bolivia, which at a population of around 150 people is among the least populous county seats in the state.

Brunswick County is included in the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was formerly part of the Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wilmington area leaders disputed the change, but unsuccessfully.

Much of the economy of the county is built around tourism, with beach communities lying along the south-facing beaches past Cape Fear such as Bald Head Island (the southernmost point of North Carolina) and Oak Island being popular destinations. Calabash, on the border of South Carolina, is renowned for its fried seafood, with "Calabash-style" restaurants dotting the region. The proximity to EUE/Screen Gems Studios in nearby Wilmington has made Brunswick County a popular filming location for many movies and TV shows.

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History

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The county was formed in 1764 from parts of Bladen County and New Hanover County. It was named for the colonial port of Brunswick Town (now in ruins) which itself was named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg; at the time held by the British kings of the House of Hanover.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1764 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1764 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1764 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Court 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
1804 Marriage 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
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 3,071
1800 4,110
1810 4,778
1820 5,480
1830 6,516
1840 5,265
1850 7,272
1860 8,406
1870 7,754
1880 9,389
1890 10,900
1900 12,657
1910 14,432
1920 14,876
1930 15,818
1940 17,125
1950 19,238
1960 20,278
1970 24,223
1980 35,777
1990 50,985

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External links

www.brunsco.net


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