Introduction to Conover, North Carolina
Conover, North Carolina, in Catawba County, is 30 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina and 39 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metropolitan area. About 6,604 people live in Conover.
The present-day territory of Conover was settled in 1871 after Francis Smyre purchased a portion of land on which to build a home. Initially, the region was known as Wye Town. The community's name was initially changed to Canova, which eventually became Conover. Conover was officially chartered in 1876, and incorporated as a city in 1877. Development in the region began in the 1880s. The first postmaster of Conover was Noah Townsend.
Conover and nearby Attractions
- Hickory Museum of Art
- Lake Norman State Park
- Firefighters Museum of Catawba County
- Historic Rosedale Plantation
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
Things To Do In Conover
Kings Mountain National Military Park is a historic site near Conover. Lake Norman State Park offers boating, swimming, camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking opportunities. Historic Rosedale Plantation, Historic Rural Hill Farm, the Hickory Museum of Art, the Lincoln County Museum of History and the Catawba Science Center are some of the museums and historical sites in the area. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Catawba Springs Golf Course. Mast General Store, which has been in operation since 1883, is also a popular local attraction.
Air transportation is available from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Conover Higher Education
Catawba Valley Community College, Gaston College and Central Piedmont Community College are all accessible from Conover.