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Lenoir County Political Parties

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 Schools

Lenoir Community College

Elementary Schools

Banks Elementary

Contentnea-Savannah K-8

La Grange Elementary

Northeast Elementary

Northwest Elementary

Moss Hill Elementary

Pink Hill Elementary

Southeast Elementary

Southwood Elementary



Middle Schools

Contentnea-Savannah K-8

Frink Middle

Rochelle Middle

Woodington Middle


High Schools

Kinston High

Lenoir County Early College

North Lenoir High

Sampson Alternative

South Lenoir High


Churches

Airy Grove Church  

Kinston

 

Armenia Church  Kinston

 

Banks Chapel   

Falling Creek

 

Bethany Church       

Grifton

 

Bethel Church    

Falling Creek

 

Bethel Church    

Grifton

 

Bethel Church    

Pink Hill

 

Beulah Church  

Falling Creek

 

Bible Missionary Church                     

Falling Creek

 

Bonniebass Chapel  

Rivermont

 

British Chapel    

Grifton

 

Burning Bush Church 

Kinston

 

Calvary Church   

Kinston

 

Cedar Grove Church 

Pink Hill

 

Church of the Nazarene             

Falling Creek

 

Dalys Chapel     

Seven Springs

 

Deep Run Church 

Deep Run

 

Deep Run Church of God                    

Deep Run

 

Emmanuel Hill Church              

Kinston

 

Faith Church      

Kinston

 

First Baptist Church

Kinston

 

Fosters Chapel  

Kinston

 

Gateway Tabernacle 

Rivermont

 

Gospel Church 

Deep Run

 

Grace Church    

Kinston

 

Gray Branch Church 

Pink Hill

 

Heath Chapel    

Kinston

 

Herring Grove Church            

Falling Creek

 

Hickory Grove Church              

Deep Run

 

Hickory Grove Church              

Grifton

 

Holly Grove Church 

Deep Run

 

Holly Hill Church   

Falling Creek

 

Holy Innocence Church             

Seven Springs

 

Holy Trinity Church

Kinston

 

Howards Chapel 

Pink Hill

 

Hugo Church    

Hookerton

 

Hull Road Church 

Falling Creek

 

Humphrey Sand Hill Church                 

La Grange

 

Immanuel Church 

Kinston

 

Jackson Heights Church             

Deep Run

 

Jericho Church   

Kinston

 

Jerusalem Church 

Seven Springs

 

Jones Tabernacle 

Falling Creek

 

Judges Tabernacle 

Rivermont

 

Jumping Run Church 

Falling Creek

 

Kings Chapel    

Rivermont

 

Lawson Chapel 

Deep Run

 

Liberty Grove Church              

La Grange

 

Little Rock Church 

Rivermont

 

Macedonia Church 

Deep Run

 

Miracle Temple  

Rivermont

 

Mount Zion Church  

Pink Hill

 

Mount Zion Church 

Deep Run

 

New Birth Church 

Falling Creek

 

New Hope Church 

Deep Run

 

Nobles Church 

Pink Hill

 

Northview Church 

Kinston

 

Old Pink Hill Church 

Pink Hill

 

Patterson Chapel 

Rivermont

 

Peoples Church 

Deep Run

 

Pine Grove Church 

Rivermont

 

Post Oak Church 

Kinston

 

Revival Mission Church            

Rivermont

 

Rockford Chapel 

Seven Springs

 

Rouse Chapel   

La Grange

 

Rouses Chapel 

Rivermont

 

Saint James Church 

Rivermont

 

Saint James Church 

Kinston

 

Saint Lukes Church 

Kinston

 

Saint Marks Church 

La Grange

 

Saint Marys Church 

Kinston

 

Saint Matthews Church             

La Grange

 

Saint Paul Church 

Rivermont

 

Sanctified Church 

Kinston

 

Sand Hill Church 

Grifton

 

Sharon Church  

Kinston

 

Simroe Church 

La Grange

 

Smith Chapel    

Pink Hill

 

Smith Chapel    

Kinston

 

Smith New Home Church                    

Deep Run

 

Southwest Church 

Kinston

 

Stanley Mission 

Deep Run

 

Tanglewood Church  

Kinston

 

Taylors Chapel 

La Grange

 

Trinity Church   

Falling Creek

 

True Light Holy Tabernacle       

Deep Run

Union Church   

Seven Springs

 

Unity Free Will Baptist Church 

Pink Hill

 

Vine Swamp Church 

Rivermont

 

Wayne Chapel 

Kinston

 

Webbs Chapel 

Deep Run

 

Westminster Church 

Kinston

 

Wheat Swamp Church            

Falling Creek

 

White Oak Grove Church                    

La Grange

 

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History of Lenoir County

The land area known today as Lenoir County was first part of Bath, then Craven County, then Johnston County, and then Dobbs County and finally in 1791 Lenoir County was chartered.

Lenoir County's County Seat, Kinston, was established in 1762 as "Kingston" and today is among the oldest cities in the state of North Carolina.

The first court house in what is now Lenoir County was erected in 1779. It was a frame structure located at the corners of Queen and King Streets. This structure housed the courthouse, prison, and stocks. Today's courthouse is located at this same location.

Lenoir County's name honored a Speaker of the State Senate, General William Lenoir. General Lenoir, a hero of the Revolutionary war, was born in Brunswick County Virginia in 1751. At the age of eight the family moved outside of the city of Tarboro. In the years that followed General Lenoir was engaged in patriotic activities, which culminated in vigorous participation in the fight for America's independence.

General Lenoir was one of the original trustees of the University of North Carolina and was President of its board. General Lenoir died in 1839.

Today Lenoir County is one of 100 counties in North Carolina. It consists of 746 square miles, and Kinston remains the county seat.

- Source: http://www.co.lenoir.nc.us/history.html

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More Information

As of 2005, there were 57,961 people, 23,862 households, and 16,178 families residing in the county. The population density was 149.2 people per square mile (58/km²). There were 27,940 housing units at an average density of 68 per square mile (26/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.1% White, 40.9% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. 3.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1]

There were 23,862 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.40% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,952, and the median income for a family was $38,815. Males had a median income of $28,879 versus $21,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,744. About 12.60% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.00% of those under age 18 and 18.40% of those age 65 or over.[1]

-Source: Wikipedia

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