Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. According to Census estimates, the city population in 2008 was 50,857, and the Metropolitan Statistical Area population was nearly 150,000 in 2008.
The need of the North Carolina Railroad in the 1850s to locate land where they could build, repair and do maintenance on its track was the genesis of Burlington, North Carolina. The Company selected a piece of land slightly west of present day Graham, North Carolina.
By the time the shops were completed in 1857, the village had grown to twenty-seven buildings. Thirty-nine white men, twenty Negro slaves and two free Negroes were employed in or around the shops. The employees and their families needed to live within walking distance; hence, a town began to develop. The town was called “Company Shops”.
Sale of town lots soon started, but not surprisingly, the sale of lots was slow until after the Civil War. By 1864, Company Shops numbered about 300 persons. In 1886, the North Carolina Railroad Company transferred its operations to Spencer, NC. The railroad offices and shops at Company Shops were closed. With the railroad shops no longer operated there, the citizens of Company Shops decided a new name was needed. In February 1887 a committee of the town’s leading citizens selected “Burlington”. The city of Burlington was incorporated and a charter was issued by the State Legislature on February 14, 1893.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,301, and the median income for a family was $45,441. Males had a median income of $31,697 versus $22,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,640. About 9.7% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
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WBYJ (LPFM) 97.9 FM Burlington, NC Gospel Music
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W275AP (WTJY) 102.9 FM Burlington, NC Gospel Music
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Deja Groove - Category: Black Hair Salons - 422 Huffman Mill Road
Burlington, NC (336) 584-0542
Ivory African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 134 W Front Street -
M B Braids - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1711 Whitsett Street -
Burlington, NC (336) 226-5350
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - Category: Comfort Foods - French toast, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, pancakes, chicken pot pie, grits, biscuits, corn on the cob, cole slaw, peanut butter pie, grilled chicken, granola, blackberry cobbler, pork chop - 850 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC (336) 584-3833 - (visit website)
Showcasing the greatest subculture on the planet. CCTV was in Burlington, NC with C.R.E.A.M. MC/TC & Summer Bunny MC as they host their 2nd Annual Hawaiian Luau. They had all the essential "B"s: Bikes, Babes, Bruhs,Burlington & Bruce the Entrepreneur
Springdale AME Church - 5554 S Nc Highway 62, Burlington, NC (336) 570-1793
Club Kryptonite - Category: Nightclub - A 8000 sq foot Top 40 dance CLUB playing the best in HIP HOP, top 40 and HIGH ENERGY DANCE! With a lighting and sounds system that will blow your eyes and mind! - 2437 Corporation Parkway, Burlington, NC (336) 229-4699
All That Jazz Annual Scholarship Brunch The Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting this event At The Cutting Board, Burlington, NC (336) 270-3371
The purpose of the brunch is to raise money for the Gladys Outlaw Gallop Scholarship, in memory of a member of the Burlington Alumnae chapter & former educator in Alamance County.
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