Pender County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Pender County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2010, 52,217 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Burgaw.[2]

Pender County
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Burgaw, North Carolina.
Map of North Carolina highlighting Pender County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°31′N 77°53′W / 34.51°N 77.89°W / 34.51; -77.89
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1875
Named forWilliam Dorsey Pender
SeatBurgaw
Largest townBurgaw
Area
 • Total933 sq mi (2,420 km2)
 • Land870 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (160 km2)  6.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
62,162
 • Density60/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.pendercountync.gov

HistoryEdit

The county was made in 1875 from New Hanover County.

Law and governmentEdit

Pender County is part of the local Cape Fear Council of Governments.

Bordering countiesEdit

These counties are bordered to Pender County:

CommunitiesEdit

These communities are in Pender County:

TownsEdit

VillageEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

  • Burgaw
  • Canetuck
  • Caswell
  • Columbia
  • Grady
  • Holly
  • Long Creek
  • Rocky Point
  • Topsail
  • Union

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

Other websitesEdit