Alamance County

ALAMANCE COUNTY. *
Population: 142,661
Formed 1849 from Orange County
Named for: The Great Alamance Creek, believed to come from the Siouan Native American word “Allamanche,” translated as “place where the water flows through blue clay.”Alamance Village was settled alongside the Alamance Creek.
Government: Commissioners Meetings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room located on the 2nd Floor of the County Office Building, located at 124 W. Elm St., Graham, NC.
In general, the first meeting of the month is held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00, and the second meeting is held on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m..
Elected officials: County Commissioners: Larry W. Sharp, Chairman, 532-7500; Dan W. Ingle, Vice Chairman, 278-5555; William H. Lashley, 585-1321; Tim D. Sutton, 227-8356; Ann Vaughn, 563-3359.


BURLINGTON
Population: 44,917
Incorporated: 1893
Named for: Name was suggested by Katherine Scales, daughter of the governor
Government: The City Council meets at City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 425 South Lexington Avenue, Burlington.
Phone: 222-5000
Fax: 513-5452
Elected officials: Mayor, Ronnie K. Wall 584-5192; Mayor Pro Tem David Huffman, 229-4466; Councilmembers Donald C. Starling, 228-8202; Dr. David L. Maynard, 228-6776; James B. Butler, 524-8291


GRAHAM
Population: 12,833
Incorporated: 1851
Named for: William A. Graham (1804-75), U.S. Senator, governor of North Carolina, and Confederate Senator Government: The City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 South Main Street. All meetings are open to the public.

Elected officials: Mayor Jerry Peterman, 516-6964; Mayor Pro-Tem, Jimmy Linens, 226-1563 (W); Councilmembers Jim Albright, 226-6060; Victor E. Euliss, 226-6201 ; Jennifer L. Talley, 229-4225 (W)


MEBANE
Population: 7,284
Incorporated: 1880
Named for: Brigadier General Alexander Mebane of the North Carolina Militia and a member of Congress in the 1790’s.
Government: The City Council meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 106 East Washington Street.
Elected officials: Mayor Glendel Stephenson, (919) 563-4581;Mayor Pro-Tem Glendel Stephenson, (919) 563-2254;Councilmembers Tim Bradley, (919) 563-4571; Everette Greene, (919) 563-5534; Ed Hooks, (919) 563-5075; Bob Hupman, (919) 563-3333

ELON
Population: 6,738
Incorporated: 1893
Named for: Hebrew word for Oak and was selected because of the large oak trees at the site
Government: The Board of Aldermen meet for an agenda session at 6 p.m. on the first Monday; Regular meeting at 6:00 p.m on the second Tuesday each month at Town Hall 104 S. Williamson Ave. 27244
Elected officials: Board of Aldermen: Mayor, Jerry Tolley, tolleyj@elon.edu, 449-0337 (H), 278-7447 (W); Mayor Pro-Tem; Ron Klepcyk, Klepcyk@elon.edu, 584-0989 (H), 278-5560(W); Mark Greene, mark.greene@ncsecu.org, 586-0346 (H), 570-2565 (W); Jo Grimley, grimleyj@netpath.net, 584-9466 (H); Davis Montgomery, demontgo@duke-energy.com, 449-6073 (H), 632-3702 (W); Lawerence Slade, 584-7989(H), 229-5628 (W); Town Manager Mike Dula, 449-0239 (W),584-3601


GIBSONVILLE
Population: 4,372
Incorporated: 1871
Named for: Joseph Gibson (1785-1857) local land owner active in contracting and grading for the N.C. Railroad
Government: The Board of Aldermen meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Monday each month at Town Hall at 129 West Main Street 27249
Phone: (336) 449-4144; Fax:(336) 449-4196
Email: townofgibs@aol.com
Elected officials: Mayor Leonard Williams, 449-5770; Aldermen: Mayor Pro-Tem, Mark Shepherd, 449-5458; Sandra Moulton, 449-5678; Veronica Revels, 449-5140; Fred Barringer, 449-1295; Ken Pleasants, 449-2946; Town Manager, Ben Baxley, 449-4144

GREEN LEVEL
Population: 2,042
Incorporated: July 17, 1990
Named for: The nearby Green Level community, which has been around for decades
Government: The Town Council meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers on the first and second Thursday of each month.
Elected officials: Mayor, Bill Tarpley, xxx; Town Council: Richard Woods, Mayor pro-tem xxx; Willie Burton, 578-1638; Richard Woods, 578-9288; Larry McCollum, xxx; Remonia Enoch, xxx;


HAW RIVER
Population: 1,908
Incorporated: June 1, 1973
Named for: The Haw River
Government: The City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday each month at the Town Hall, 403 East Main Street, 578-0784
Elected officials: Mayor, Buddy E Boggs, 578-3360; Town Council: Mayor Pro-Tem, Richard Honeycutt, 578-8936; Jamie Joseph, 578-3006; Jeff Fogleman, 578-8853; H. Lee Lovette, 578-07999

SWEPSONVILLE
Population: 922
Incorporated: December 8, 1997
Named for: George W. Swepson (1811-83) owner of the Falls Neuse Mills, around which the mill village was built. Government: The City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Swepsonville Fire Department, 2763 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road, 578-5644
Elected officials: Mayor, Raymond L. Herring, 578-2510; Mayor Pro-Tem, H. Hugh Doss 578-3626; Town Council members: Elvin Briggs, 578-0814; Darrell Newton, 578-5644; Doug Scott, 578-7424; Town Clerk, Angela Stewart, 578-5644

Source: Census 2000 and 2006* and The North Carolina Gazetteer

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