- Haywood County, North Carolina
Infobox U.S. County
county = Haywood County
state = North Carolina
map size = 250
founded = 1808
seat = Waynesville | area_total_sq_mi =555
area percentage = 0.17%
census yr = 2000
pop = 54033
web = www.haywoodnc.net
Haywood County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville, North CarolinaMetropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 54,033. Its county seatis WaynesvilleGR|6, the largest town in the county.
The county was formed in 1808 from the western part of Buncombe County. It was named for
John Haywood, State Treasurerof North Carolina from 1787 to 1827.
Cold Mountain, located within the
Pisgah National Forestwas made famous by the novel "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier. A major motion picture based on the novel was distributed by Miramax Filmsin 2003.
Law & Government
Haywood County is a member of the regional
Southwestern Commissioncouncil of governments.
Haywood County contains a portion of the
Qualla Boundarywhich is a tribal reservation for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and is therefore subject mostly to tribal/federal laws rather than county or state laws.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 555 square miles (1,436 km²), of which, 554 square miles (1,434 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.
The Pigeon River originates in Haywood County. It is the only county in North Carolina that all water flows out while none flows in.
Notable peaks in the county include Cold Mountain, at convert|6030|ft|m, Mt. Sterling, at convert|5835|ft|m, and Richland Balsam, at convert|6410|ft|m in elevation. Mt. Guyot, the county's highest point at convert|6621|ft|m, is the 4th highest mountain east of the
Mississippi River. Black Balsam Knob, in the Great Balsam Mountainsin the southeastern section of the county, is the highest grassy bald in the entire Appalachian range. Haywood county is claimed by some to be the highest county (by mean elevation) east of the Mississippi River, with a mean elevation of 3600 feet (1095m). [http://cohp.org/records/mean_elevation/mean_elevations.html]
Pisgah National Forestare in the far northeastern and southern parts of the county.
A portion of
Great Smoky Mountains National Parkis in the northwestern section of the county, north of Maggie Valley. Along with several mountains rising to over convert|6000|ft|m in elevation, the Haywood area of the Smokies includes Cataloochee, which is home to a large campground and several historical structures dating to the 1800s and early 1900s.
The county is divided into fifteen townships: Beaverdam, Bethel, Cataloochee, Cecil, Clyde, Crabtree, Cruso, East Fork, Fines Creek, Iron Duff, Ivy Hill, Jonathan Creek, Pigeon, Waynesville, and White Oak.
Cities & Towns
Cocke County, Tennessee- north
Madison County, North Carolina- northeast
Buncombe County, North Carolina- east
Transylvania County, North Carolina- southeast
Jackson County, North Carolina- southwest
Swain County, North Carolina- west
Sevier County, Tennessee- northwest
Blue Ridge Parkway(part)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park(part)
Pisgah National Forest(part)
Major Highways & Roads
Norfolk Southern Railwayoperates a portion the Murphy Branchthrough Haywood County, providing a rail connection with the rest of the state/country. Norfolk Southern operates a small yard in Canton which directly serves Blue Ridge Paper Companyand originates several local runs.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 54,033 people, 23,100 households, and 16,054 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 28,640 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.85% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.8% were of American, 12.9% English, 12.0% German, 10.4% Irish and 8.3% Scots-Irishancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.
There were 23,100 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the county the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,922, and the median income for a family was $40,438. Males had a median income of $30,731 versus $21,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $18,554. About 8.10% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://haywoodnc.net Haywood County government official website]
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCQ/is_2_19/ai_108112816 article in Travel America magazine]
* [http://www.smokeymountains.net The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority website]
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