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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.
Blacksburg is a town in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population within the city limit of 1,880. The population of greater Blacksburg is approximately 9,655. The communities of Cherokee Falls, Kings Creek, Cashion Crossroads, Buffalo, and Mt. Paren are located within or near the town. Blacksburg is in The Upstate of South Carolina on the I-85 corridor about 45 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina and is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area which has a population of 1,173,433 according to 2004 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Blacksburg got its nickname Iron city for the large amounts of iron ore discovered in the town in the late 1800's. Blacksburg was the first town in the state of South Carolina to have electric street lights. The Ed Brown Championship Rodeo attracts an estimated 22,000 people to the town on the first Friday and Saturday of August each year. The town has a Rodeo Days Festival with several events including, a parade, car show, and street dance. The Blacksburg High School Marching Band has won the Class A state championship for four consecutive years: 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Nearby Attractions are Kings Mountain National Military Park and State Park, commemorating a battle of the Revolutionary War, are located about 5 miles northeast of the town. The famous Peachoid, a 1,000,000 gallon water tank shaped like a peach, is located just 10 minutes south of the town in Gaffney, South Carolina.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square kilometers, all land. In the town the population was spread out with 28.2 percent under the age of 18, 7.8 percent from 18 to 24, 27.9 percent from 25 to 44, 21.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Blacksburg is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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