McDowell County, NC

Evolution of Boundaries - With Known Towns & Villages

McDowell County decreased in size in 1861 when Mitchell County was created, and again in 1925 when it ceded land to Buncombe County.

Its population grew from 6,246 in 1850 to 44,996 in 2010.

Click on the maps below to peruse the known towns and villages that came and went over the past century and a half - a few cannot be located since they do not show up on available maps of NC.

1842-1850

1851-1860

1861-1870

1871-1880

1881-1890

1891-1900

1901-1910

1911-1920

1921-1925

1926-1930

1931-1940

1941-1950

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1951-1960

1961-1970

 


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