Introduction to Cherryville, North Carolina
Cherryville, North Carolina, in Gaston county, is 13 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 32 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city, which is located in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area, has a population of 5,361.
In the early 1700s, this area was known as "White Pine". King George III of England, and Governor Samuel Ashe of North Carolina both made land grants to the area in the late 18th century. Gradually, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish families established a community along the Old Post Road. The Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad, now known as Carolina Central Railroad, arrived in 1862. Cherry trees were planted along this railroad, which led to the community being named "Cherryville". It was incorporated in 1881.
Cherryville and Nearby Attractions
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
- Cherryville Historical Museum
- Crowders Mountain State Park
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- Gaston County Museum of Art and History
Things To Do In Cherryville
Cherryville is home to the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, and Cherryville Historical Museum. The Cherryville Historical Museum houses artifacts of historic importance, while C. Grier Beam Truck Museum showcases exhibits depicting the history of freight trucking. Kings Mountain National Military Park, a place of historic interest, is the site of a patriot victory over the loyalists in 1780. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Cherryville Country Club. Crowders Mountain State Park, South Mountains State Park, and Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are other popular destinations in the area. The community also celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival in April every year.
Air transportation is available from the Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport.
Cherryville Higher Education
Nearby colleges are Cleveland Community College, Gaston College, Gardner-Webb University, and Belmont Abbey College.