Charlotte in North Carolina

27 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Dilworth © panoramio.com - James Willamor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Dilworth © panoramio.com – James Willamor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 885,708, making it the 15th-most populous city in the United States. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, whose population ranks 23rd in the U.S., and had a population of 2,569,213, in 2018. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2018 census-estimated population of 2,728,933. Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country’s fastest-growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents. Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, Charlotte tops the U.S. in millennial population growth. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. It is listed as a “gamma” global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Residents are referred to as “Charlotteans“.   read more…

Raleigh in North Carolina

14 June 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Downtown Raleigh from Boylan Avenue © Jmalljmall

Downtown Raleigh from Boylan Avenue © Jmalljmall

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina, the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city’s population is at as 451,000. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. Raleigh is an early example in the United States of a planned city. It was chosen as the site of the state capital in 1788 and incorporated in 1792 as such. The city was originally laid out in a grid pattern with the North Carolina State Capitol in Union Square at the center. In the United States Civil War the city was spared from any significant battle, only falling in the closing days of the war, though it did not escape the economic hardships that plagued the rest of the American South during the Reconstruction Era. The twentieth century saw the opening of the Research Triangle Park in 1959, and with the jobs it created the region and city saw a large influx of population, making it one of the fastest growing communities in the United States by the early 21st century.   read more…

Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks

4 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Kitty Hawk Airfield © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-3.0

Kitty Hawk Airfield © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-3.0

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The population is at 3,300. It was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk. The Kitty Hawk Life-Saving Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.   read more…

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