|Caroline County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
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539 sq mi (1,396 km²)
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Caroline County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume A county of the United States is a local level of government created as a subdivision of a state by the state government or by the federal or territorial government as a subdivision A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Four of the constituent states of the United States officially designate themselves Commonwealths: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state As of the 2000 census, the population was 22,121. Its county seat is Bowling Green. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Bowling Green is an Incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. Caroline County is also home to Meadow Farms Stables, the birthplace of the renowned racehorse Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown. This article is about the sport For other uses see Horserace (drinking game or Horse race (politics. Secretariat ( March 30, 1970 &ndash October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred Racehorse. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three year-old thoroughbred horses held annually in Louisville Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports consists of three
Caroline County was established in 1728 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Essex County is a County located in the Middle Peninsula in the U King and Queen County is a County located in the Middle Peninsula in the U King William County is a county located on the about 35 miles northeast of Richmond in the U It was named for Caroline of Ansbach, the wife of King George II of Great Britain. George II (George Augustus 10 November 1683 &ndash 25 October 1760 was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (
During the Colonial Period, Caroline County was the birthplace of Thoroughbred Racing in North America. Arabian horses were imported from England to provide the basis for American breeding stock.
Patriot Edmund Pendleton played a large role in the Virginia Resolution for Independence (1775) and Caroline native, John Penn, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence (www. foundersofamerica. org), albeit from North Carolina.
Explorers, William Clark and his slave, York, were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803); both were born near what is now Ladysmith, Virginia in Caroline.
During the Civil War Confederate troops under General George E. Pickett fought Union troops near Milford in 1864. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 George Edward Pickett ( January 16, January 25 or January 28, 1825 &ndash July 30, 1875) was a career U During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the twenty-three Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died at Guinea Station in Caroline County after being accidentally shot by his own troops at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21 1824 &ndash May 10 1863 was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the Caroline County is the name of two counties in the United States Caroline County Maryland Caroline County Virginia Forces and plans The Chancellorsville campaign began with the potential of leading to one of the most lopsided clashes in the war He survived the gun shot wound but died later from infection due to the unsterile conditions of medical treatments of that era. John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was shot by federal troops in Caroline County. Abraham Lincoln assassination John Wilkes Booth (May 10 1838 – April 26 1865 was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,396 km²), of which, 533 square miles (1,379 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 18%) is water. Caroline County is 30 miles (50 km) north of the capitol in Richmond and 32 miles (35 km) South of Fredericksburg. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fredericksburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is located 50 miles south of Washington D
Caroline County is bounded on the north by Stafford and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County. Stafford County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U King George County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. Hanover County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. King William County is a county located on the about 35 miles northeast of Richmond in the U King and Queen County is a County located in the Middle Peninsula in the U Essex County is a County located in the Middle Peninsula in the U Spotsylvania County is a county in the US state &mdash officially " Commonwealth " &mdash of Virginia.
The county is also home to a quarry that has proved a rich source of pre-historic whale and shark skeletons. The whole county is located in what was in ancient times an ocean and is now known to palaentologists as the middle Miocene Calvert Formation of Virginia. Palaeontology redirects here For the Scientific journal, see Palaeontology (journal. Calvert Cliffs State Park is a State park in Calvert County, Maryland, situated on the Chesapeake Bay. A whale skeleton discovered there in 1990 was later proved to be a new whale species (see Eobalaenoptera harrisoni). Eobalaenoptera harrisoni is an extinct species of Baleen whale.
Caroline County is serviced by Interstate 95 and US 301. Interstate 95 ( I-95) is the main Highway on the East Coast of the United States, paralleling the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to US Route 301 is a spur of US Route 1 running through the South Atlantic States. These two routes are very important for interregional travel.
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,121 people, 8,021 households, and 6,007 families residing in the county. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume There were 8,889 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62. 57% White, 34. 37% Black or African American, 0. 78% Native American, 0. 36% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 0. 52% from other races, and 1. 37% from two or more races. 1. 33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,021 households out of which 31. 70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56. 30% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25. 10% were non-families. 20. 50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 69 and the average family size was 3. 08.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24. 80% under the age of 18, 7. 40% from 18 to 24, 29. 90% from 25 to 44, 25. 00% from 45 to 64, and 12. 90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99. 10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97. 50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,845, and the median income for a family was $43,533. Males had a median income of $31,701 versus $22,455 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,342. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 7. 20% of families and 9. 40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 00% of those under age 18 and 11. 70% of those age 65 or over.
Economic growth in Caroline in the last five years have been rapid, mostly due to affordable housing and close proximity to Northern Virginia and Washington D. C. In 2005, Caroline was recognized as the 10th Fastest Growing County in America. Also in 2005, Caroline County won the Virginia Community Ecomomic Development Award (CEDA) for Business Recruitment and the CEDA Award for the entire south from the Southern Economic Development Council.
Among recent Economic Development successes in Caroline have been the recruitment of the State Fair of Virginia, to open in 2009 (previously in Richmond since 1854 when the first State Fair opened in Monroe Park), Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, The Virginia Sports Complex, and the multi-national electronics firm, M. C. Dean.
There are two incorporated towns in Caroline County. An incorporated town is a Town that is a Municipal corporation. They are:
The town of Bowling Green was earlier known as New Hope Village. Bowling Green is an Incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. Port Royal is an Incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States. One of the earliest stage roads in the colony ran through the area from Richmond to the Potomac River, where a ferry crossing was operated to Charles County, Maryland. The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid- Atlantic coast of the United States. Charles County is a County in the south central portion of the U One of the first stage lines in America to maintain a regular schedule operated along this road. New Hope Tavern was built along the road prior to 1700, and the area around it became known as New Hope Village. 
The town was renamed for "Bowling Green" which was the estate of town founder, Colonel John Waller Hoomes, who donated a considerable amount of land when the community became the county seat in 1803. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. The Bowling Green estate took its name from the Hoomes family's ancestral seat back in England, "Bolling Green". England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Such naming was a tradition in the Colony of Virginia. The Bowling Green Estate was the site of the first track built to race horses in America.  The mansion of Major Thomas Hoomes, built in 1667, is now called the "Old Mansion". A prominent town landmark, it is the oldest continuously inhabited residence in Virginia.  The Old Mansion is now on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of 
The present Caroline County Court House was built in 1835 and Bowling Green was incorporated as a town about 2 years later, in 1837. The town is best-known as the "cradle of American horse racing" and as the home of the second oldest Masonic Lodge. This article is about the sport For other uses see Horserace (drinking game or Horse race (politics.
The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (chartered in 1834) was built through nearby Milford (just west of town) and reached Fredericksburg by 1837. The Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was a Railroad connecting Richmond Virginia to Washington DC. Fredericksburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is located 50 miles south of Washington D This important rail link between several major northern railroads at Washington, DC and other major southern railroads at Richmond was long partially-owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and became part of CSX Transportation in the 1990s. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state It is a major freight railroad line for north-south traffic and the corridor also hosts many Amtrak trains. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 Although the closest Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter passenger rail service to Northern Virginia is currently accessed at Fredericksburg, future VRE extensions southward may include service at Milford which would be very convenient for Bowling Green and the surrounding area. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE is a commuter rail service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington DC. Northern Virginia (colloquially referred to as "NOVA" or "NoVA" consists of several
In modern times, Bowling Green is located along Virginia State Route 2, one of the two earlier highways between Richmond and Fredericksburg. State Route 2 is a primary State highway in the US state of Virginia. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fredericksburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is located 50 miles south of Washington D In later years, U.S. Route 301 was built through the area, connecting Richmond with Baltimore, Maryland with what was effectively an eastern bypass of the Washington, DC area for north-south traffic along the U. In the US state of Virginia, US Route 301 exists in two independent sections joined by a concurrency with U Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D S. east coast. A new road, Virginia State Route 207 was established from Bowling Green west to Carmel Church, where it intersects Interstate 95 in Virginia|Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1, major north-south highways. State Route 207 is a primary State highway in the US state of Virginia. US Route 1 in the US state of Virginia runs north-south through South Hill, Petersburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and
In 1941, the United States government acquired 77,000 acres of Caroline County to the north and east of Bowling Green and established the A. P. Hill Military Reservation. Known in modern times as Fort A.P. Hill, it was named for a Virginia military hero U.S. Army and later Confederate General Ambrose Powell Hill, who was killed just prior to the end of the War in 1865. Fort AP Hill, Virginia is an active duty installation of the United States Army, located near the town of Bowling Green Virginia. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. The War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an act on February 21, 1861. Ambrose Powell Hill (November 9 1825 &ndash April 2 1865 was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. At the massive complex, thousands of regular military and reserve troops undergo training each year. It has also been the site of national Jamboree gatherings of the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America ( BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States with over five million 
Port Royal is one of the area's more historic towns. It was first established in 1652 as a port on a navigable portion of the Rappahannock River during an era when waterways were the major method of transportation of people and property in the British Colony of Virginia. The Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia in the United States, approximately 184 mi (294 km in length The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia) was the English colony It was an important point for export of tobacco, Virginia's cash crop. In Agriculture, a cash crop is a crop which is grown for Money.
Local tradition holds that Port Royal was named after the Roy family. Dorothy Roy and her husband John owned a warehouse chartered by the crown, a ferry service across the Rappahannock River to King George County and a tavern. See also Merchant ship A ferry is a form of transport usually a Boat or Ship, used to carry (or ferry) passengers and King George County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. In the 21st century, the chimneys of the Roy house are preserved landmarks in the town. 
Port Royal was incorporated as a town in 1744. The "town green", upon which stands today the Town Hall and the firehouse, was forever reserved "for public and civic use". 
Shipping of property from the port began to decline after completion of railroads which began in Virginia in the 1830s. The last scheduled passenger ship service ended in 1932, supplanted by highways. However, Port Royal was served by the new highways which became U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 301, with their crossroads at Port Royal. US Route 17 in Virginia runs north-south through the eastern part of the state serving the Hampton Roads area and Fredericksburg before ending In the US state of Virginia, US Route 301 exists in two independent sections joined by a concurrency with U
Richard and Mildred Loving challenged miscegenation laws in Caroline County, Virginia in 1958 when they married. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ is a Mainline Protestant denomination in North America A cleric ( Ancient Greek κληρικός - klērikos clergyman (pl Codex Sinaiticus (Shelfmarks and references London Brit Libr, Additional 43725 Gregory - Aland nº א (Aleph or 01, Soden George Armistead ( April 10, 1780 &ndash April 25, 1818) was an American military officer who served as the commander of Fort McHenry Fort McHenry, in Baltimore Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known In the Battle of Baltimore, one of the turning points in the War of 1812, American forces warded off a British sea invasion of the busy port city of Miscegenation (Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind" is the mixing of different racial groups, that is marrying, cohabiting The Supreme Court of the United States found anti-miscegenation statutes to be unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia in 1967. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Loving v Virginia,, was a landmark Civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court declared Virginia 's Anti-miscegenation