Vance County was formed: in 1881 from parts of Granville, Franklin and Warren counties; anyone born prior to 1881 was not born in Vance County, though they may have been born in a county that would become Vance.
73 percent of present-day Vance was previously Granville County (predominantly the western part of Vance)
27 percent of present-day Vance was previously Warren & Franklin counties (the eastern and southern portions of Vance)
Neighbors: Vance County is bounded by:
north: Mecklenburg County, VA
east: Warren County, NC
west: Granville County, NC
south: Franklin Co, NC
Named for: Zebulon Baird Vance (b1830 - d1894), former NC governor, state legislator, congressional representative and US senator. Zeb Vance was from Buncombe County in western North Carolina.
Henderson, the county seat of Vance County, is a community on the northern border of NC.
Time zone: Eastern Daylight Saving
Named for Leonard Henderson, state Supreme Court justice
Well-known residents have included:
· Ben E. King, R&B singer
Population (year 2000): 16,095
Males: 7,260 (45.1%), Females: 8,835 (54.9%)
Elevation: 509 feet
Land area: 8.2 square miles
Zip code: 27536
Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $23,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,100 (year 2000)
Nearest cities: South Henderson, NC (1.3 miles), Oxford, NC (12.6 miles), Stovall, NC (13.9 miles), Franklinton, NC (15.7 miles), Norlina, NC (16.9 miles), Louisburg, NC (17.2 miles), Warrenton, NC (18.1 miles), Youngsville, NC (21.2 miles).
Area code: 252
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Raleigh, NC (38.6 miles, pop. 276,093).
Nearby parks & recreation: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Mineral and Lapidary Museum, Vance County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson Central Business Historic District is Garnett St. from Church to Young Sts.
My mother was born in Henderson and all her mother's family is from that area. On a trips through the area, I will stop by Elmwood Cemetery to visit and photograph the family graves.