Introduction to Monroe, North Carolina
Monroe, North Carolina, in Union county, is 23 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,228 people lived in Monroe.
Monroe was established in 1843 by the first Board of County Commissioners, who were appointed by the General Assembly. They chose an area at the center of the county as the county seat and named it Monroe after James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America. The town was officially incorporated in 1843.
Monroe and nearby Attractions
- Extreme Ice Center
- Jesse Helms Center
- Mexico-Cardenas Museum
- Museum of the Waxhaws
- Monroe Country Club
- Pebble Creek Executive Course
Things To Do In Monroe
Main Street has shops, chic spas, and salons. The historically significant Victorian Courthouse, built in 1886, is a magnificent building which attracts residents and visitors. The southern part of the city is home to quaint downtown shops and a variety of restaurants and businesses. The downtown area has several small park areas and fountains. The city is also home to some very interesting museums.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Monroe Higher Education
University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, and York Technical College provide programs for higher studies.