Rockingham County, North Carolina
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The county was formed in 1785 from Guilford County. It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.
The county served as the location for the Searcy & Moore gun factory, which was located at Hogans Creek, a small village located some 20 miles northwest of Greensboro. The firm supplied weapons – dubbed "N.C. Rifles" – to the Confederate States of America forces during the Civil War. Owned by Alexander M. Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the manufactory assembled some 100 rifles for the Rebel forces in 1862–1863.
Law and government
Rockingham County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,482 km²), of which, 566 square miles (1,467 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.03%) is water.
Rockingham County has a municipal airport eight miles (13 km) northwest of Reidsville called Shiloh Airport, which has a paved Template:Convert runway, a fixed base operation, and hangar space.
The county is divided into several communities: Huntsville, Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville, Shiloh, Bethany, Reidsville, Ruffin, Monroeton, and Wentworth.
- Pittsylvania County, Virginia - northeast
- Caswell County, North Carolina - east
- Guilford County, North Carolina - south
- Alamance County, North Carolina - southeast
- Stokes County, North Carolina - west
- Henry County, Virginia - northwest
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|Rockingham County, North Carolina|
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As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 91,928 people, 36,989 households, and 26,188 families residing in the county. The population density was 162 people per square mile (63/km²). There were 40,208 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.33% White, 19.57% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 36,989 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,784, and the median income for a family was $40,821. Males had a median income of $30,479 versus $22,437 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,120. About 10.20% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.
Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport is a public-use airport owned by Rockingham County. It is located in the town of Stoneville, eight nautical miles (15 km) northwest of the central business district of the city of Reidsville.
Rockingham County has various attractions. They include the state parks of the Dan and Mayo rivers, near Madison. Others include the historic downtown areas of Leaksville, Draper and Spray in Eden. There is also the Chinqua-Penn Plantation in Reidsville, and the historic Penn House, located in Reidsville. One of the most famous attractions of the Reidsville area is Lake Reidsville. Various historic shops and other such things are found in the county, as well.
All public schools in Rockingham County are a part of Rockingham County Schools. The area includes government elementary, middle, and high schools including 25 different schools which include: The elementary are Bethany School, Moss Street, Central, Leaksville-Spray, Dillard, Monroeton School, Douglass, Draper, South End School, Lawsonville Avenue, Stoneville, Lincoln, Wentworth, Huntsville, Williamsburg, and a magnet school New Vision. The middle schools are http://www.bcmschool.com, rockingham county's only charter school located in Bethany. Holmes, Rockingham County, Reidsville, and Western Rockingham. The high schools are McMichael, Morehead, Reidsville, and Rockingham. There is also the S.C.O.R.E. Center. There are currently 8 School Board Members but there will be 13 after the election in November. Other schools are Rockingham County Early College (for high school students only), and Rockingham Community College, located in Wentworth.
Cities and towns
- Rockingham County government official website
- Rockingham County, North Carolina's North Star
- Rockingham County Business & Technology Center
- The Shiloh/Rockingham County Airport
- Rockingham Crime Spree
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