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Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 45,422. Its county seat is
Vance County comprises the Henderson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Combined Statistical Area
It was named in honor of Zebulon Baird Vance, a member of Congress, Governor of North Carolina, and a United States Senator.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Vance was formed in 1881 from Granville, Warren, and Franklin. It was named in honor of Zebulon Baird Vance, a member of Congress, Governor of North Carolina, and a United States Senator. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Warren, Franklin, and Granville counties and the state of Virginia The present land area is 253.52 square miles and the 2000 population was 42,954. The act directed the county commissioners to select a site in Henderson for the erection of the courthouse. Henderson is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 270 square miles (700 km2), of which 254 square miles (660 km2) is land
and 16 square miles (41 km2) (6.0%) is water.
Kerr Lake and Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are partially located in Vance County.
Bordering counties are as follows: