Pender County

Region: Coastal Plain
County Seat: Burgaw (1879)
Population: 28,8551
Towns & Cities:  Cowan, Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Topsail Beach
In 1875, Pender County was formed from New Hanover county. It is in the southeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin and Onslow counties..2

Additional County History

Business & Industry (1)
Government & Community Bodies (1)
Historical Sites & Museums (1)
Recreation (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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