Rowan County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its county seat, Salisbury, is the oldest continuously populated town in western North Carolina.[1] Rowan County is located northeast of Charlotte.

Rowan County
Rowan County courthouse
Rowan County courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Rowan 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: 35°38′N 80°31′W / 35.64°N 80.52°W / 35.64; -80.52
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forMatthew Rowan
Largest citySalisbury
 • Total524 sq mi (1,360 km2)
 • Land511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  2.4%
 • Estimate 
 • Density271/sq mi (105/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts8th, 13th

References change

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.