Anson County

Anson County, North Carolina

114 N Green St Courthouse Rm 30
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone: (704) 694-2796
Fax: (704) 694-7015

On the central-southern border of NC, southeast of Charlotte; organized Mar 17, 1749 (prior to statehood) from Bladen County. Name Origin: For George, Lord Anson (1697-1762), British admiral assigned to protect the Carolina coast from pirates

Area (sq mi):: 537.13 (land 531.57; water 5.56) Population per square mile: 48.00
Population 2005: 25,499 State rank: 73 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 25,275 (White 49.20%; Black or African American 48.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,853; median household $29,849; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,033-$21,274
Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 27.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Two textile companies one from Taiwan and another from Lilesville are getting together to create a new company that plans to bring 100 jobs to Anson County over the coming three years.
In North Carolina, the rural Anson County School District an hour from Charlotte has forged a similar contract with Futures.
Polk, a farmer in Anson County, NC, who had been wounded in the battle at Gettysburg, was dismayed at what he saw when he returned home.
Three of the Innovators, Anson County Early College, Buncombe County Early College, and Davidson County Early College, are among the state's first early colleges and offer five years of lessons in preparing high school students for college rigor.
As superintendent of Anson County Schools, a rural district about 45 miles east of Charlotte, NC, Firn, like Gibbs, developed an alternative way to tackle academic deficiencies after a standard intervention method wasn't working.
Democratic Senate nominee Erskine Bowles and the Rural Prosperity Task Force stopped at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) one evening during a tour of the state and talked with interested citizens to find out what the people of Anson County needed and wanted.
High quality brownstone from adjacent Anson County and local lumber were ignored, and red brick used in the courthouse was shipped by sea to Wilmington and thence by rail to Monroe.
The Observer's next stop: Anson County, just east of Charlotte, and home to Debbie Smith.