| Share
 

Statesville

Statesville, city (1990 pop. 17,567), seat of Iredell co., W central N.C., on a plateau in the Blue Ridge foothills; founded 1789, inc. 1847. It is a commercial and industrial center in an agricultural area that raises tobacco, grain, soybeans, chicken, and cattle. Other products include transportation equipment; machinery; furniture; hot air balloons; flour; feeds; textiles and apparel; lumber; paper; wood, plastic, metal, and glass products; mobile homes; and consumer goods. Nearby is the site of Fort Dobbs (1755).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Statesville from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring