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Broadway, North Carolina
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|• Total||1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)|
|• Land||1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)|
|Elevation||492 ft (150 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||993.82/sq mi (383.66/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0981957|
According to book, "Broadway North Carolina: 1870-1970", Broadway was settled in 1870 and incorporated as a town in 1907. The name Broadway comes from the fact that a broad level opening in the vast pine forest which covered the area at that time existed. Among the early settlers of the area which is now Broadway were: Hugh Matthews, Grisham Thomas, Tilmon Thomas, M.M. Watson, and Captain J.O.A. Kelly. There were also African Americans that settled near Broadway. Some African American family names that settled in the area were the Buchanan's, Cameron's, McLean's, Minter's, and Womack's. A small portion of the town extends into Harnett County. The population was 1,015 at the 2000 census. Broadway celebrated the centennial of its settlement in October 1970. During this event men and women had a street dance and dressed as they did in the 1870s. Broadway celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as well as the centennial of Lee County in 2007. Broadway recently celebrated "Broadway Our Way" in April 2009, which turned out to be a great success, so much so that future "Broadway Our Ways" are being planned. A few years into the 21st century, many citizens of Broadway town proper paid a visit to New York to see a Broadway Show, and in return Broadway, New York came to Broadway, North Carolina. A show was put on at Broadway Elementary School with Sandy Duncan, actress of television and stage leading the way.
Broadway is located at(35.458280, -79.053206).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2).1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.34%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||83||6.55%|
|Hispanic or Latino||169||13.34%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,267 people, 544 households, and 384 families residing in the town.
There are several businesses in Broadway. There are two banks: Branch Banking and Trust and First Bank. There is a doctor's office in Sandhills Family Practice. There is a dentist office in Dr. Greg Manning, Dr. Eldon Sloan and Son. There are several hair salons and a barber shop. There is a grocery store in the Piggly Wiggly. Broadway's latest business is the Walmart Express which opened on August 21, 2013, which closed down in early 2016. There is a body shop and two auto repair businesses: Danny's and Jones'. There is hardware store in Broadway Hardware, owned by Frank McDonald. Broadway has its own fire department in Cape Fear Fire Department. Broadway has an eye clinic and an insurance business. Broadway would not be complete without two Pizza's places: Broadway Subs and Pizza and Hunt Brothers Pizza. Broadway also has over half a dozen churches of all denominations.
In Spanish: Broadway (Carolina del Norte) para niños
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