Area City/Town/County Websites
City of Charlotte/County of Mecklenburg – Dubbed ” The Queen City,” after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, Charlotte is an undeniably historic American city. Today, it is ranked as the second fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
Cabarrus County – Originally settled by Germans on the eastern side of the county and Scotch-Irish on the western side they couldn’t come to an agreement over the location of the county seat until Stephen Cabarrus, speaker of the NC House of Commons, wrote to the citizens. In 1796 they finally decided on the county seat naming the town Concord which comes from two French words, “with” and “peace”. Today visitors can learn some of the gold mining history of the area by visiting Reed Gold Mine, A National Historic Landmark for being the first gold mine in the country.
Lincoln County – Lincoln County was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War. To learn more about the heritage of the people who settled this area visit the Lincoln County Historical Association website.
Town of Davidson – The town of Davidson developed over time after Davidson College opened in 1837. The campus boasts stately shade tress and classical architecture distinguishing Davidson from other communities. Besides Davidson College, Davidson is also a great example of a town that encourages small business owners to open shops in town. Explore downtown Davidson and see for yourself!
Town of Denver – Today Denver sits on the west shores of Lake Norman, a very large lake created in 1962 with the construction of Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River. Whereas the lake’s east side has developed very quickly with million dollar homes looking out over the water, the west side of the lake, where Denver is located, is much quieter and laid back.
Town of Fort Mill – The Town of Fort Mill is located just south of the state line shared with North Carolina and takes its name form a colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek.
Town of Huntersville – One of the three towns north of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County that make up the area called North Meck (Cornelius and Davidson are the other two). Huntersville experienced rapid growth over the past 20 years and as of the 2010 census has a population of over 46,000. Huntersville is home to the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, which is open Saturdays and Sundays in the months of October and November.
Resources for Relocating to the Charlotte, NC area