Introduction to Statesville, North Carolina
Statesville, North Carolina, in Iredell county, is 31 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 38 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city contains a population of approximately 23,320.
German Lutherans and Scots-Irish Presbyterians came from Pennsylvania in 1753 and settled in this area. They settled down in this area because of the fertile land and abundant availability of game and water. They called their settlement Fourth Creek Congregation, a reference to a local fresh water stream. The area was chosen as the county seat for Iredell County in 1789 and was renamed Statesville.
Statesville and nearby Attractions
- Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage
- Fort Dobbs State Historic Site
- Bill Elliott Museum
- Daveste' Vineyards
- Allison Woods
- North Carolina Fresco Trail
Things To Do In Statesville
Statesville has something for everyone. The downtown area offers excellent retail establishments for shopping. The city has preserved its history well which one can see by visiting the nearby five historic districts. The Congregation Emanuel is historically significant as it is among the few synagogue buildings from the 19th century still found in the United States. Statesville hosts a number of nationally known festivals which attract people from across the state. Golf lovers can enjoy the game on the neighborhood golf courses.
Flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
Statesville Higher Education
Mitchell Community College offers higher education in the city. Other such institutes in the neighborhood are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Catawba Valley Community College.