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Fletcher

Fletcher is a town in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,187 at the 2010 census. Fletcher is home to Asheville Regional Airport, which serves Western North Carolina. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryA post office called Fletcher has been in operation since 1886. The town took its name from the Fletcher family of pioneer settlers.The Meadows and Rugby Grange are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyFletcher is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3sqmi, all of it land.PoliticsThe city of Fletcher was incorporated in 1989. The first elected mayor of Fletcher was Robert (Bob) G. Parrish, Sr. (D), who died in his third term in office, July, 2000. Due to its low tax base and family friendly environment, Fletcher is also a magnet for industry that chose the area for its beauty and wealth of educated workers. The current mayor of Fletcher, NC is William (Bill) B. Moore. The town's motto is "Pride in our past, and faith in our future".DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 4,185 people, 1,744 households, and 1,248 families residing in the town. The population density was 791.1 people per square mile (305.5/km²). There were 1,816 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.60% White, 3.30% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.
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