Mebane, North Carolina

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Mebane, North Carolina
City
Official seal of Mebane, North Carolina
Seal
Motto: "Positively Charming"
Mebane is located in North Carolina
Mebane
Mebane
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°5′45″N 79°16′15″W / 36.09583°N 79.27083°W / 36.09583; -79.27083Coordinates: 36°5′45″N 79°16′15″W / 36.09583°N 79.27083°W / 36.09583; -79.27083
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Alamance, Orange
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (21.9 km2)
 • Land 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,393
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27302
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-42240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1021404[2]

Mebane /ˈmɛbən/ is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States, with a part of it in Orange County, North Carolina. It is part of the Burlington[3] North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named for General Alexander Mebane, Jr., a Revolutionary War general and member of the U.S. Congress. It was incorporated as Mebanesville in 1881 and in 1883 the name was changed to Mebane. In 1987, the official name became the City of Mebane.[4] The population as of the 2010 census was 11,393.[5]

History[edit]

The Charles F. and Howard Cates Farm, William Cook House, Cooper School, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and Cemetery and Stainback Store, Durham Hosiery Mill No. 15, Griffis-Patton House, Thomas Guy House, Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Henderson Scott Farm Historic District, Mebane Commercial Historic District, Old South Mebane Historic District, White Furniture Company, and Woodlawn School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6][7][8][9]

In October 2014, the city council voted to adopt a new seal and slogan, replacing "A progressive community, the perfect place to call home" with "Positively Charming."[10]

Geography[edit]

Mebane is located at 36°5′45″N 79°16′15″W / 36.09583°N 79.27083°W / 36.09583; -79.27083 (36.095957, -79.270861).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (21.9 km2), of which 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.36%, is water.[12]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 11,393 people residing in the city. The population density was 1,363 people per square mile (480.7/km²). There were 5,045 housing units at an average density of 554.5 per square mile (214.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.5% White, 20.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6% of the population.

Telephone service[edit]

Mebane straddles the Research Triangle and the Piedmont Triad areas of North Carolina. However, a majority of the phone numbers listed for the city are in the 919/984 area code, whereas the rest of Alamance County is situated in the 336/743 area code (originally 910). When the decision was made to split the Triad and Triangle into separate area codes, it was decided that Mebane would stay in 919 to keep the numbers on the Orange County portion uniform with the rest of the city.

Airport[edit]

Mebane is home to Hurdle Field.[13]

Education[edit]

The public schools in Mebane include Eastern Alamance High School, Hawfields Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, Audrey W. Garrett Elementary School, South Mebane Elementary School, and E. M. Yoder Elementary School. Students in the area are served by part of the Alamance-Burlington School System (which was created by a merger between the Alamance County School System and the Burlington City School System in 1996) and the Orange County Schools.

There is one private school in Mebane, Bradford Academy, a classical Christian school started in 2008.[14]

Shopping[edit]

Downtown Mebane is home to many high-end home furnishing stores, antique shops, and trendy clothing stores. The birthplace of Calamity Jane's Chalk Style Paint, Downtown also houses many services, restaurants, Reed's coffee shop, and an art gallery.

Garrett Crossing, a shopping center located in Mebane, includes a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Also, a Tanger Outlet mall is located on Arrowhead Blvd. in Mebane.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mebane, North Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 48
(9)
51
(11)
61
(16)
71
(22)
78
(26)
85
(29)
88
(31)
87
(31)
81
(27)
71
(22)
62
(17)
52
(11)
69.6
(21)
Daily mean °F (°C) 38
(3)
41
(5)
50
(10)
58
(14)
67
(19)
75
(24)
78
(26)
77
(25)
70
(21)
58
(14)
50
(10)
41
(5)
58.6
(14.7)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(−3)
28
(−2)
37
(3)
45
(7)
55
(13)
64
(18)
67
(19)
66
(19)
58
(14)
47
(8)
38
(3)
30
(−1)
46.8
(8.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.5
(89)
3.6
(91)
3.9
(99)
3.1
(79)
4.3
(109)
4.3
(109)
4.6
(117)
4.3
(109)
3.6
(91)
3.3
(84)
3.1
(79)
3.5
(89)
45.1
(1,145)
[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ North Carolina statistical areas
  4. ^ "The History of the City of Mebane". City of Mebane. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Mebane city, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/19/11 through 12/23/11. National Park Service. 2011-12-30. 
  8. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/16/13 through 12/20/13. National Park Service. 2013-12-27. 
  9. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/27/10 through 12/30/10. National Park Service. 2011-01-07. 
  10. ^ "Mebane unveils new city seal". The Times News. 2011-10-08. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mebane city, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.airport-data.com/airport/4W7/
  14. ^ http://bradfordacademy.org/

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