Introduction to Weddington, North Carolina
Weddington, North Carolina, in Union county, is 14 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.
Weddington, which was originally a part of the Sandy Ridge Township, was once inhabited by Waxhaw Indians. The town was incorporated in 1983, and was named after Reuben B. Weddington. It is located in Union County, which was founded in 1842, and formed out of Mecklenburg County and Anson County.
Weddington and Nearby Attractions
- Museum of York County
- Alpine Ski Center
- Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- Landsford Canal State Park
Things To Do In Weddington
The President James K. Polk State Historical Site, The Historical Rosedale Plantation, Nature Museum, Carolinas Aviation Museum, and Levine Museum of the New South are some of the historical sites and museums in the area. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a popular destination located near Weddington. The Andrew Jackson State Park and Landsford Canal State Park offer facilities for hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking.
Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport is located close to Weddington.
Weddington Higher Education
Central Piedmont Community College, York Technical College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University are among the colleges near Weddington.