Introduction to Cornelius, North Carolina
Cornelius, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg county, is 16 miles W of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 18 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is conveniently located inside the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,969 people in Cornelius.
The present day Town of Cornelius was founded in 1893. Originally, it was a small mill and farming community. The town was incorporated on March 4, 1905. At that time, it was named Liverpool. Later on, the town was renamed to Cornelius after Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, the principal shareholder of the first cotton mill of the area.
Cornelius and nearby Attractions
- Lake Norman State Park
- Historic Rural Hill Farm
- Ramsey Creek Park
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Historic Rosedale Plantation
- Schiele Museum
Things To Do In Cornelius
Cornelius has numerous parks and open spaces. These include the Walter Henderson Park, Smithville Park, Jetton Road Neighborhood Park, Glen Oak Green Park, Legion Park, and Bailey Road Park. You can also visit the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County-Cornelius Branch. In addition, the town has various houses of worship including the Mount Zion Church, Bethel Church, and Torrence Chapel.
International flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
Cornelius Higher Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College are the nearest university and college.