Winton, North Carolina
Location of Winton, North Carolina
|• Mayor||Tiffany M. Lewis|
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Land||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
|• Density||960/sq mi (370/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0997506|
Winton is a town and the county seat of Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. It is governed by the Town Council which consists of a Mayor and five Council members. The population was 769 at the 2010 census.
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania, Taiwan and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and historically in Jamaica.
Hertford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,669. Its county seat is Winton. It is classified within the region known in the 21st century as the Inner Banks.
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. North Carolina's second largest metropolitan area is the Raleigh metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 1,337,331 in 2018, and is home to the largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park, in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.
On September 19, 1862, Union soldiers under Colonel Rush C. Hawkins sacked and burned the town.
The C. S. Brown School Auditorium, Gray Gables, and King Parker House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
C. S. Brown School Auditorium, also known as Brown Hall, is a historic school auditorium and national historic district located at Winton, Hertford County, North Carolina. It was built in 1926, and is a one-story stuccoed tile block building in the Colonial Revival style. It consists of a five-bay central pavilion with hip roof and flanking classroom wings. The front facade features a pedimented portico with four original Doric order columns. It is the oldest intact and unaltered building associated with the Calvin Scott Brown School, a school for African-American students founded by Calvin Scott Brown (1859–1936).
Gray Gables, also known as the James S. Mitchell House, is a historic home located at Winton, Hertford County, North Carolina. It was designed by architect Samuel Sloan and built in 1899. It is a three-story, irregularly massed, Queen Anne style frame dwelling. It has a corner tower, a wraparound porch with turned posts and carved brackets, and a steeply pitched gable roof.
King Parker House is a historic home located near Winton, Hertford County, North Carolina. It was built about 1850, and is a two-story, three-bay, single-pile vernacular Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It has a low-pitched, side-gable roof and front portico with vernacular Italianate fretwork. The house encompasses an 18th-century, one-room, 1 1/2-story, gable-roofed building.
Winton is located at(36.390023, -76.935780).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
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As of the censusof 2000, there were 956 people, 373 households, and 252 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,180.6 people per square mile (455.7/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 475.4 per square mile (183.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.62% White, 67.99% African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.
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There were 373 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 29.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,706, and the median income for a family was $21,838. Males had a median income of $21,875 compared to $17,059 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,049. About 19.3% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Winton and the surrounding area is the home of the Meherrin Tribe. The Tribe has an enrollment of about 900 members and an above-average proportion of college graduates. They are recognized by the state and seeking federal recognition.
Rivers Correctional Institution, a private prison operated by the GEO Group which operates under contract from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and houses many felons who committed crimes in Washington, DC, is 1 mile (1.6 km) from Winton.
The Hertford County Public Schools system serves students in the area. Many go to Hertford County High School in (Ahoskie). C. S. Brown High School STEM, and The Alternative Learning Program is located in Winton.
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