Rowan County

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Rowan County, Kentucky

627 E Main St 2nd Fl
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-5212
Fax: (606) 784-2923

In northeastern KY, northeast of Lexington; organized Mar 15, 1856 from Fleming and Morgan counties. Name Origin: For John Rowan (1773-1843), judge of the KY Court of Appeals (1819-21) and U.S. senator (1825-31)

Area (sq mi):: 286.25 (land 280.82; water 5.43) Population per square mile: 79.10
Population 2005: 22,226 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 8.60% Population 2000: 22,094 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,888; median household $28,055; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,227-$20,041
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.80% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Rowan County, North Carolina

130 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 636-0361
Fax: (704) 638-3092

In west-central NC, southwest of Winston-Salem; organized Mar 27, 1753 (prior to statehood) from Anson County. Name Origin: For Matthew Rowan (?-1760), NC legislator, justice of the peace, and acting governor when the county was established

Area (sq mi):: 523.86 (land 511.31; water 12.55) Population per square mile: 264.20
Population 2005: 135,099 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 17.80% Population 2000: 130,340 (White 78.10%; Black or African American 15.80%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 0.80%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,071; median household $37,494; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,154-$25,326
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Salisbury County seat (26,519)

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    A Rowan County man who was sentenced to at least 13 years in prison for drug trafficking must be resentenced because the trial judge's comments suggested that she had improperly considered her personal knowledge of unrelated charges arising from a heroin-related death in her home community when sentencing him, a divided North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.
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    When Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis made headlines for refusing to give wedding licenses to same-sex couples, she found plenty of support from state and national politicians.
    Salisbury, the seat of Rowan County, is located halfway between Charlotte and Greensboro on Interstate 85.
    Most of the vehicles are assembled at the Rowan County plant, North Carolina.
    The journey for the Brown family started back in 1816 when Abraham Brown II, his wife, and three children made the trek from Rowan County, North Carolina, all the way to Union County, Illinois.
    Hodges, the owners of the other businesses connected to the wedding industry (florists, photographers, caterers, etc.) and even some government officials, such as the notorious Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, declared that they had a right under religious freedom to refuse to serve same-sex couples.
    Goldman expresses irritation with "the hapless Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, Ky" Davis was apparently presumptuous to imagine that "she could reject the Supreme Courts decision in Obergefell v.
    The six megawatt Woodleaf Solar Facility is to be constructed in Rowan County, North Carolina.
    Borden said with the Explorer being the only VA transportation van for Rowan County, many veterans who would have no other way to the VA are getting the help they need.