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Hub of the Seaboard

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The population of Hamlet is approximately 6,708 (2000), 6495 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,687 (1990), 2561 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hamlet is 10.716 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hamlet is 5.02 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.219 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hamlet to Washington DC is 318 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hamlet is positioned 34.88 degrees north of the equator and 79.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hamlet elevation is 350 feet above sea level.
Hamlet per capita income is $12,454 .
Hamlet median income is $32,834.

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Hamlet location: in the south central area of North Carolina where the Piedmont and Coastal plains meet. Hamlet is about 76 miles from Charlotte and 99 miles from Raleigh.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Hamlet is seasonal. There are mild winters and warm summers with no real extremes during the year. Of course, there are occasional hot or cold spells, but there are the exception rather than the rule.
Hamlet average annual rainfall is 47.97 inches per year
Hamlet average temperature is 60.8 degrees F.
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Hamlet history:

In the late 1800's, John Shortridge settled here and began a woolen and sawmill along Marks Creek. By 1870, the railroad from Wilmington came through Hamlet. It was Shortridge who influenced the railroad to build through Hamlet when a line was being built from Raleigh to Augusta, Georgia. So stories have it, in 1873, Shortridge told some friends how, in his native England, a small group of houses was known as a hamlet. It was for this reason that the settlement was called Hamlet. Shortridge and his friends planted a sycamore tree to commemorate the naming of the town. It was cut down in 1946 for a building.

Hamlet was later incorporated in 1897. The town grew consistently due to the trains which passed through town regularly. Many railroad workers came here to live. By 1936 there were five Seaboard Railroad lines going out of Hamlet. The many train comings and goings led to the motto for Hamlet, "Hub of the Seaboard."

Fire Violations kill twenty-five in Chicken Plant Fire in 1991
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Hamlet attractions:

Annual Seaboard Festival
held the fourth Saturday of October each year.

Seaboard Railway Station

National Railway Museum and Hall of Fame National Railway Museum and Hall of Fame
2 Main Street
Hamlet, North Carolina 28345

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