A wonderful city in Rockingham County, North Carolina, Eden was populated by 15,908 residents at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census. Located in the northern region of North Carolina, the city sits on 15.2 square miles of total area, with all but 0.2 square miles consisting of land. The city was officially incorporated in 1967 through the consolidation of Leaksville, Spray, and Draper. The motto of the city is "The Land of Two Rivers", for their location near the Dan and Smith rivers. If you look inside the Eden, North Carolina yellow pages, you will find the several small historic downtown areas. These areas have recently began opening shopping districts, such as the "Olde Leaksville", in an attempt to garner interest from tourists.The Eden, North Carolina business directory will show you the major industry of the city, the Miller Brewing Company. Eden is home to one of the many brewing facilities owned by the Miller Brewing Company. You will also find a good amount of churches in the city, as Eden has an average of 8 churches per square mile. Originally, Eden was a 70,000 acre estate known as "The Land of Eden". The estate was owned by a planter from Virginia and North Carolina named William Byrd II. Today, the city boasts a diverse population, with a majority of the households consisting of married couples living together. The average household size in Eden was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90, according to the U.S. Census conducted in the year 2000.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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