Caldwell County, North Carolina
Caldwell County is a county in the state of North Carolina. In 2000, 77,415 people lived there. Its county seat is Lenoir.
|Coordinates: 35°57′N 81°33′W / 35.95°N 81.55°W|
|Named for||Joseph Caldwell & Noah Galloway|
|• Total||474 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Land||472 sq mi (1,220 km2)|
|• Water||2.7 sq mi (7 km2) 0.6%%|
|• Density||176/sq mi (68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
The county was made in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County.
In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were put together to make Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were put together to make Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were put together to make Mitchell County. And in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were put together to make Avery County.
Caldwell County is part of the local Western Piedmont Council of Governments.
These counties are connected to Caldwell County:
- Watauga County, North Carolina - north
- Wilkes County, North Carolina - northeast
- Alexander County, North Carolina - east
- Catawba County, North Carolina - southeast
- Burke County, North Carolina - south
- Avery County, North Carolina - northwest
Cities and townsEdit
These cities and towns are in Caldwell County:
- Caldwell County government official website Archived 2014-08-31 at the Wayback Machine