McDowell County


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McDowell County, North Carolina

60 E Court St
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-7121
Fax: (828) 659-3484
www.mcdowellgov.com

In southwestern NC, east of Asheville; organized Dec 19, 1842 from Burke and Rutherford counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Joseph McDowell (1756-1801), a hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780) during the Revolutionary War and U.S. representative from NC (1797-99)

Area (sq mi):: 446.41 (land 441.68; water 4.73) Population per square mile: 97.80
Population 2005: 43,201 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 18.10% Population 2000: 42,151 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,109; median household $32,396; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,049-$21,021
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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McDowell County, West Virginia

90 Wyoming St Suite 109
Welch, WV 24801
Phone: (304) 436-8544
Fax: (304) 436-8576

On southern border of WV, southwest of Beckley; organized Feb 20, 1858 from Tazewell County (in VA). Name Origin: For James McDowell (1796-1851), member of the VA house of delegates (1830-35; 1838), governor (1842-46), and U.S. representative (1846-51)

Area (sq mi):: 534.90 (land 534.72; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 45.40
Population 2005: 24,273 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 -11.20%; 1990-2000 -22.40% Population 2000: 27,329 (White 86.70%; Black or African American 11.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $10,174; median household $16,931; Population below poverty level: 37.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,484-$16,962
Unemployment (2004): 10.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.40% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Just this week, the Reynolds Trust announced it is giving nearly $200,000 to the YMCA of Western North Carolina to expand a diabetes program for McDowell County that has served 196 adults, helping them reduce their weight by 10.
Phase 1 of the Westchester Expansion involves the signing of a lease adding new coal reserves immediately adjacent to Cobalt's current underground Westchester Metallurgical Coal Mine (the 'Westchester Mine') in McDowell County, West Virginia USA and which can be accessed from Cobalt's existing underground infrastructure.
Born in November 1922, in McDowell County, William Crigger graduated from Marshall College in 1943 and then from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia in 1950.
The eight Blueprint Communities recertified today are: Ansted, Fairmont-Southside, McDowell County, Mullens, Ritchie County, St.
Cobalt" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CBT) (OTCBB:CCCXF), announces that it has entered into a new coal sales contract and also provides an operational update on mining operations at its Westchester Metallurgical Coal Mine (the 'Westchester Mine') in McDowell County, West Virginia USA.
Cline, owner of Rock N Roll Coal Company in McDowell County, WV, was found not guilty of all the charges brought against him by the federal government, after a twelve day trial in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia.
Blevins is the former director of the health component of the Head Start program for McDowell County, West Virginia.
Melanie Dunham, of the finance department of McDowell County Public Schools in North Carolina, emphasizes that drives such as Operation School Supplies are extremely important.
and as a former Chairman of the McDowell County United Way Campaign.
com, the banking site for McDowell County National Bank; www.
Coal" centers on the operations of a single mine, Cobalt Coal, located deep in the heart of coal country in McDowell County, West Virginia.