Introduction to Salisbury, North Carolina
Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan county, is 19 miles N of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 37 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 26,462 people live in Salisbury.
Present day Salisbury was founded as a county seat in April, 1753, by the Colonial Assembly. It was initially called Rowan Courthouse and established to provide early settlers with courthouse and jail services. In February, 1755, this courthouse community was declared the Town of Salisbury. The North Carolina Rail Road arrived in the area in 1855 leading to the growth of rail commerce and associated development.
Salisbury and nearby Attractions
- Dan Nicholas Park
- Sloan Park
- Josephus Hall House
- Rowan Museum
- Crescent Golf Club
Things To Do In Salisbury
A walking tour through the historic areas of the city is a rewarding experience. One can see interesting historical structures such as the Historical Mural, which gives a picture of Salisbury at the turn of the century. At Bank Street, one can see the reproduction of gaslights, which lit the streets of Salisbury in 1859. The local parks and golf courses are well facilitated and provide a satisfying range of amenities.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Salisbury Higher Education
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Catawba College, and Livingstone College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.