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Caldwell County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Caldwell County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1841
Seat Lenoir
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

474 sq mi (1,228 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density

163/sq mi (63/km²)

Caldwell County is a county in the state of North Carolina. In 2000, 77,415 people lived there. Its county seat is Lenoir.


The county was made in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County.

In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were put together to make Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were put together to make Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were put together to make Mitchell County. And in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were put together to make Avery County.


Caldwell County is part of the local Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

Connected counties

These counties are connected to Caldwell County:

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Caldwell County:

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